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Loleta Barnes McPherson: Chadbourn

1931 – 2022

     Loleta Barnes McPherson of the Beaverdam community died Tuesday, July 5, in Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehab Center, Whiteville. She was 90.

     Born July 28, 1931 in Robeson County, she was the daughter of the late Neal Barnes and Marietha Woodell Barnes and the widow of James Floyd McPherson.

     She is survived by two daughters, Josephine Cannon of Nichols and Andrea Faye Britt of Red Springs; two sons, J.R. McPherson and James Wallace McPherson of Chadbourn; a sister, Helen Snipes of Red Springs; nine grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren.

     In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Jerry McPherson; three sisters, Pansy Herring, Louise Lopushansky, and Georgia Lewis; two brothers, Neal “Buddy” Barnes, Jr. and John “Hector” Morris Barnes; three grandchildren, Drina Faye Britt, William Harold Britt, Jr., and Brianna McPherson.

     Funeral services were planned for 3 p.m. Thursday, July 7, in Beaverdam Original Free Will Baptist Church, burial following in McPherson Cemetery.

     Visitation was planned for the hour preceding the service in the church.

     A guest register is available here.