OBITUARY

Pearl Day Barlowe Chapman

August 16, 1920May 22, 2012

Pearl Day Barlowe Chapman, 91, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at Mountain Ridge Wellness Center in Black Mountain.

Her birth name was Minnie Pearl Day and she was born on August 16, 1920 in Haywood County, NC. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Clayton Day and Harriett Wells Day.

She was a 1938 graduate of Marion High School and was retired from R.L. James and Son Hosiery Mill. She was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church for more than 60 years and loved to attend church as long as she was able. She was a member of the Willing Workers Sunday School Class.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Hugh Chapman; four brothers, Clifford C. Day, Sr., Willard F. Day, Arthur A. Day and Alfred W. Day; a sister who died as an infant; and her former husband, Ercel Lee Barlowe, who was the father of her four children.

She is survived by her two sons, Thomas J. Barlowe of Charlotte and Dr. Michael Lee Barlowe of San Francisco; two daughters, Ruth Barlowe Williams of Marion and Elizabeth (Beth) Barlowe Hunter of Garner; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

A Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 27, 2012 in the McCall Memorial Chapel at Kirksey Funeral Home with Dr. Michael Lee Barlowe officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:00-2:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Providence United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Flowers are welcome. Those who wish may send memorial contributions to the Willing Workers Sunday School Class, c/o Fronia Ball, 159 West Payne Rd., Marion, NC 28752. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.kirkseyfhmarion.com

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, May 27, 2012
  • Funeral Service Sunday, May 27, 2012
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Linda (Case) Sinanian

May 31, 2012

Dear Ruth, Mike, and family,
I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. I didn't know her, but she must have been a very special lady because she raised a very special daughter. I lost my Mother in 1976, so I know how painful it is to lose someone you're so close to. My Mother also worked at R.L. James Hosiery, (they probably knew each other); she just loved Bobby, he was so good to all his employees, especially after she became so ill. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Love,
Linda (Case) Sinanian

May 28, 2012

Ruth and Mike, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Mother. May wonderful memories warm your hearts. Our Mothers are one of our greatest blessings. Love, Wendell and Myrtle

Diana Lewis

May 28, 2012

Ruth & family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I know there is no one like our "moms". May you find peace in the days ahead.

Love, Gene & Diana Young Lewis

May 26, 2012

Ruth and Family May it somehow give you peace of mind and ease your sorrow too,to know that many thoughts and prayers are going out to you. WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY CHUCK AND WENDY WELTZ MT.PLEASANT PA.

Phyllis & Clark Jennings

May 26, 2012

Ruth and family,
Plese know you are in our prayers.
May the beautiful memories of your loved one comfort you.

Susan Waters

May 26, 2012

Les, Beth and family: Just wanted to tell you I am thinking about you during the homegoing of "Mom". No matter how old we are, it is still hard to lose our mom. I am thankful she is no longer lingering and is finally at rest. Johnny's mom died Sunday 5/20 and was buried Wednesday, 5/23. She was one week short of her 96th birthday.

May 25, 2012

Ruth & Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and Prayers are with all of you. May God comfort you Bless you & keep you in His care. We Love You Randall & Carol

May 25, 2012

Ruth & Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and Prayers are with all of you. May God comfort you Bless you & keep you in His care. We Love You Randall & Carol

Brenda & John Hemphill

May 25, 2012

Dear Ruth & Mike,
We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If we can be of help to you during this very difficult time, please let us know. Both John & I know what it is like to lose a Mother, but we can all consider ourselves blessed that we will see them again in a beautiful place with God No more pain nor sorrow, but everlasting joy, peace and love. John & Brenda

SYBIL OWENBY

May 25, 2012

RUTH YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS I DIDN.T READ THIS UNTIL ABOUT 2 MINUTES AGO. I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. I WILL BE IN TOUCH WITH YOU AND MIKE AND MY PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL THE GRAND CHILDREN. LOVE YOU RUTH TAKE CARE. YOUR MOTHER LIVED A LONG GOOD LIFE AND IT IS SO HARD TO GIVE THEM UP