Rebecca Anne Etheridge Barnes, 87, of Weldon, NC, died Saturday, January 28, 2017. Anne was born Nov. 4, 1929 in Edgecombe County, NC, daughter of the late Claude Etheridge and Grezelle Baldwin Etheridge.
Anne was a graduate of Atlantic Christian College and taught school in Wayne County. She moved with her husband to Guatemala in 1953 where their son, Carey, Jr. was born. In 1956 they were transferred to Venezuela with British American Tobacco Company where their son, Claude, was born. They moved back to NC in 1979.
Anne was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Roanoke Rapids. She was loved by all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Carey N. “Red” Barnes; Carey N. Barnes, Jr., of Weldon, Claude E. Barnes, of Salemburg ,NC; sisters, Hallie Wannamaker, of Clemson, SC, Sadie Ward and her husband, Marvin, of Roanoke Rapids.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church, Roanoke Rapids, with Rev. Joseph Sandoval officiating. Burial will follow in Cedarwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the Loy Building of First Presbyterian Church from 10:00 am until time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assn, Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte,NC 28215, or the First Presbyterian Church, 16 E. 5th St, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.
Arrangements are in the care of Wrenn, Clarke, & Hagan Funeral and Cremation Service.