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Barkley Moore Absher

Originally published: Oct. 21, 2013
Last modified: Oct. 21, 2013

Mrs. Barkley Moore Absher, 72, of West Jefferson, passed away Thursday, Oct. 17,2013, at her son's home in Finksburg, Md.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at at First Baptist Church of West Jefferson with the Rev. Ken Morris officiating. Burial will follow in the West Jefferson City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, two hours prior to the funeral service.

Mrs. Absher was born in Greensboro on Friday, Oct. 18, 1940, to the late Larry S. and Dorothy Wallace Moore. She graduated from Wilkes Central High school in 1958. She was a member of many clubs and organizations, but her favorite was being Head Fire Baton Majorette of the Wilkes Central Marching Band.

She attended East Carolina University before leaving school to marry Lee and pursue her dream of raising a family. Barkley and her husband, Lee, operated a clothing store in West Jefferson called The Jefferson House for 38 years. She was a member of the West Jefferson First Baptist Church, where she was also a Sunday school teacher for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Numa Lee Absher Jr. on May 13, 2009.

She is survived by three sons, Larry Mark Absher and wife, Vickie Sheets, of West Jefferson; Phillip Lee Absher and wife, Terri Arnold, of Troy, and Michael Scott Absher and Tara Church of Finksburg; a brother, Larry W. Moore of Kauai, Hawaii; a sister, Patricia Foster Moore of Marina Del Ray, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Steven Absher, Richie Absher, Morgan Absher, Brad Absher, Madison Absher, Matt Absher and Caroline Absher; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to West Jefferson First Baptist Church, PO Box 180, West Jefferson, NC 28694, or The American Cancer Society, c/o Rena Adams, 372 Oscar Day Road, Jefferson, NC 28640.

You may give the family your condolences at our website http://www.boonefuneralhome.com.

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