November 21, 1938 ~ November 3, 2008

Born in: Yancey County, NC,
Resided in: Fairview, NC

Fairview ~ Mary King Barnwell, 69 of Bob Barnwell Road, died on Monday, November 3, 2008 in a local hospital. She was the daughter of the late Eugene King and Elizabeth Harris King and was preceded in death by her brother, Don King. She was formerly a Certified Nursing Assistant and was involved with childcare for many years. She was a member of Emmas Grove Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, James Ed-ward Barnwell of Fairview; two daughters, Robbie Owenby of Hendersonville and Tammy Bryant of Colum-bia, SC; a son, Jimmy Barn-well of Fairview; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Betty Barnwell and Rachel Gurganus both of Charlotte and Annette King Firkatoune of Kannapolis; a brother, Wil-liam King of Salisbury. A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday at Emmas Grove Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Emmas Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 – 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian on Long Shoals Road. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216 Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216 or to the Ameri-can Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1131, Fairfax, VA 22038-1131.

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