Obituary For Ethel Allene Nelson Barker

November 20, 1928 - January 4, 2021

Ethel Allene Nelson Barker, 92, passed away early Monday morning, January 4, 2021, at UNC-Rockingham Health Care.

A graveside service will be held at 2 PM on Wednesday, January 6, at  Danview Cemetery. 

Born November 20, 1928 in Rockingham County, NC, Ethel was the daughter of the late Ed Raine Nelson and Laura Ann Gauldin Nelson.  She was a retiree of Dan River Mills.

She is survived by her two daughters, Carolyn Sigmon and husband, Larry of Eden and Melinda Stowe and husband, Steve of Stoneville; three grandchildren, Jonathan Sigmon, Stephanie Gibby and husband, Mark, and Jessica Stowe; two great-grandchildren, Brandon Morrow and Hunter Morrow; and two great-great-grandchildren, Lilah Sigmon and Chloe Morrow.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jake S. Barker; son, Russell Lee Barker; daughter, Marie Ann Barker; and grandson, Travis Sigmon.

Memorial contributions may be made to UNC-Rockingham Rehab and Nursing Care Center, 205 E. Kings Hwy., Eden, NC 27288.

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