Cleo Florence Ashworth Barrett
ROXBORO: Cleo Ashworth Barrett, 97, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017. |
She was born May 18, 1919 in Pittsylvania County to the late Green and Ida Powell Ashworth. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers and nine sisters.
Mrs. Barrett was a member of Roxboro Presbyterian Church where she was in the choir. She was an Air Force wife through the Korean and Cold Wars and also co-owner and business manager of Barrett Automotive. Mrs. Barrett was in the Glee Club in Schoolfield School and was Valedictorian for the class of 1937 then attended Averett College.
Surviving are two children, Elizabeth “Betsy” Wiggins of Durham and James “Jim” Barrett of Durham and dozens of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at the Brooks and White Chapel with the Rev. Evan Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Person Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
The family wishes to thank the many caregivers, Duke Homecare and Hospice Doctors and Nurses; Nurse Care of NC Durham, Acorn Healthcare Services of Carrboro, and Naddia and Diann.
Memorials may be made to Roxboro Presbyterian Church, 319 N Lamar Street, Roxboro, NC 27573; Durham Rescue Mission, 507 E Knox Street, c/o Kristi Zimmerman, Durham, NC 27701; or a charity of one’s choice.
Condolences may be sent at www.brooksandwhite.com.
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