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Feb. 28, 1924-April 4, 2008

Barbara Selby Stevens, 84, of Dudley, died at her home Friday after a long illness.

Born Feb. 28, 1924, in Goldsboro, N.C., Mrs. Stevens taught seventh and eighth grades for many years in the public schools of eastern North Carolina and retired in 1982 from Brogden Middle School. She was a graduate of Brogden High School and East Carolina Teachers College.

She was a devout member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and was active for many years in the Adult Choir, Altar Guild, Episcopal Church Women and church outreach activities, including the Soup Kitchen.

She is survived by her daughter, Agnes Corinne Stevens of Dudley, N.C.; her son, Henry Benjamin Stevens and wife, Betsy Lloyd Stevens, of Ash, N.C.; her grandchildren, Benjamin Lee Stevens and Ada Marie Stevens of Ash; two brothers, Henry Blount Selby and wife, Dorothy, of Brentwood, Tenn.; and Robert Cook Selby and wife, Lorna, of Bowie, Md. She was preceded in death by her sister Marjorie Selby Carney, her brother Talbot Rayl Selby, and her parents Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cook Selby.

Her funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Burial will follow immediately at Wayne Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at the home, 3784 US 117 S. Alternate, Dudley, Sunday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in her name to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 200 N. James St., Goldsboro, N.C. 27530.

Arrangements are being handled by Seymour Funeral Home of Goldsboro.


Published in Obituaries on April 6, 2008 2:45 PM