OBITUARY

Minnie Purvis Barfield

July 9, 1929June 2, 2011

Mrs. Minnie Ruth Purvis Barfield, 81, departed from this life on Thursday, June 2, 2011, at Salem Terrace. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm Monday, June 6, 2011, at Hanes-Lineberry Vanstory Chapel, with Chaplain Dan McKenney officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Garden United Methodist Church Cemetery. Born in Anson County, to the late Jonny and Hattie Mae Purvis, Mrs. Barfield attended Pleasant Garden Lighthouse Baptist Church. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great great-grandmother, who knew the true meaning of homemaking. Spending time with her family was the highlight of her life. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Douglas Everett Barfield. Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, James Barfield and wife Gloria of Pleasant Garden, Ernest Barfield of King, and Alton Barfield of Asheboro; daughters, Sarah Martin of Climax, Alliene Reynolds of Climax, Martha Roach of Pleasant Garden, Serena Faye Edwards of Franklinville; step-children, H.D. Barfield and wife Dolly of Texas, Frances Wise and husband Dewey of Texas, and Alma McNeal of South Carolina; sister, Margaret Scott and husband Jack of South Carolina; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 3 great great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 pm Sunday evening at the funeral home and other times at the home of James and Gloria Barfield 1717 Rosswood Rd., Pleasant Garden, NC 27313. Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.

Services

  • Funeral Service Monday, June 6, 2011
REMEMBERING

Minnie Purvis Barfield

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Gail Scott Hooks

June 10, 2011

Our prayers and hearts are with the family. Aunt Ruth will be sadly missed by all who knew her. I know I will surely miss her. She was a strong willed woman who hung on to life as long as her body could stand by God saw her pain and opened his doors to her. WE LOVE YOU AUNT RUTH!!!

Missy Collins

June 10, 2011

Grandma you will be missed so much. I will treasure our special memories together. Im aways gonna remember your "homemade chocolate milk". Im happy you are no longer in pain and when you got to heaven please i hope you told my Daddy and Pawpaw we miss them too. I love you Grandma.

Dout Mize

June 7, 2011

James and Gloria, Sorry to hear about your mother. We are thinking about you.

Doug & Linda Mize

Margaret Purvis Scott

June 6, 2011

Margaret Purvis Scott

June 6, 2011

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

robert tullock

June 5, 2011

we love u grandma.will never beforgot.robert @lisa tullock@alexis @paul tullock

Phil Way

June 5, 2011

James,Gloria and Family,
My Thoughts and Prayers are with you during this difficult Time.
Your Mother was very "Special".
With Deepest Sympathy.

June 5, 2011

I'm so sorry for your loss. May God bless you all. Hilda Bowman

Karen Ingold

June 5, 2011

Prayers go up for the Family of Ruth. She was a very strong woman. Alliene, Missy & Bud, you are in a special place in my heart. She will be missed.

FROM THE FAMILY