Sunday, June 29, 2008

Harrell Wells Barker (1924-2008)

Harrell Barker

Harrell Wells Barker

MILTON, N.C. - Harrell Wells Barker, age 84, of 10977 Hwy 62 North, Milton, N.C., died Thursday, June 26, 2008 in Carteret General Hospital, Morehead City, North Carolina.

He was born on June 13, 1924 in Caswell County, N.C., a son of Harvey and Lucille Wells Barker.

He was married to Virginia Ward Barker who survives of the home.

Mr. Barker was a World War II veteran, having served in the United States Army. He was a retired dairy farmer and cattle dealer and a member of Milton United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Wells Barker of Beaufort, NC and Mike Barker of Arapahoe, N.C.; two brothers William Barker of Milton, N.C., and Wayne Barker of Semora, N.C.; four sisters, Sue Chattin of Danville, Va., Frances Kirby of Semora, N.C., Ann Gravitte of Surfside Beach, S.C., and Dailey Hardee of Greenville, N.C.; three grandchildren, Kyle Barker of Roxboro, N.C., Jason Barker, Marietta, Ga., and Troie Barker of Carboro, N.C.; and one great-grandchild, Kylie Jean Barker of Roxboro, N.C.

Including his parents, he was predeceased by a son, David Barker; two sisters, Margaret Hepler and Laura Brendle; and one brother, James Barker.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, June 29, 2008 at Cedars Cemetery, Milton, N.C. with the Reverend Clarence Garner and Reverend John Upton officiating.

The family will be at the residence.

Memorials may be made to Milton United Methodist Church.

Townes Funeral Home, 215 West Main Street, is in charge of arrangements.



  1. I am looking for any information about the David (1785-1835) and Lydia (1787-1872) Kyle family. It appears they lived in Milton and went to St. Louis, MO around 1830.

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