Born: Tuesday Nov 20, 1928

Died: Monday Jan 4, 2021


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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Melinda and family....I sorry to hear about your Mom's passing....you are in my prayers...
Joan Strutton

Carolyn and family I think of all the sweet memories we all have shared over the years and what a sweet caring moma Allene always was! Loving you all and asking God to give yall strength once again to face the heartache Jay
Jay London Ray

Carolyn and Melinda you are in our hearts and prayers. May the Lord our God wrap His loving arms around you and comfort you.
Hilda Shockley Jones

So sorry to hear of Mrs. Barker's passing. We live just beyond her house on Cascade Ave - in the edge of Virginia. I always enjoyed watching her working in her yard as I drove by her house ... mowing, raking ... working mighty hard. Knew how she enjoyed being with the guys in the hospital when her grandson was there. Know Mrs. Barker left a lasting impression on those young fellows. I guess she grew up working hard - like a man - ... always had something on her head and protected her skin from that damaging sun. She just amazed me with her work ethic. Her yard was her love. Sorry for your loss... Know she is grooming the flower beds in heaven.
Lily Chatham

I am so sorry to hear about Allene. I remember the Sundays my mom Doris (Allenes sister) would take us to her house for Sunday lunch. Was always a crowd and everyone was welcome. She was one of the sweetest women I have ever met. Rest In Peace Allene.
Edy Doss Canada

I’m so so sorry to hear that.I have a lot of wonderful memories from the Sunday’s that I spent at her house. Rest In Peace sweet lady❤️
Cheri Doss

I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Barker (Granny) was such a loving person. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Tabatha Jefferies

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