Clara Louise Oakley Barfield
Weldon: Clara Louise Oakley Barfield, 93, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Signature Healthcare in Roanoke Rapids.
She was born in Greenville, North Carolina to the late Charles Thomas Oakley, Sr. and Clara Letha Nobles Oakley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Paul Hood Barfield, Sr.; and her siblings, Charles Thomas Oakley, Jr., Frances D. Freeman and William Thomas “Bill” Oakley.
She is survived by her children, Dr. Paul Hood Barfield, Jr. of Roanoke Rapids and partner Tony B. Hall, and Paula Barfield Burton and husband, Dr. Ashby Jeffries Burton, III; and grandson Ashby Jeffries Burton, IV of Littleton. She is also survived by her sister, Sybil O. Jordan of Raleigh, and many nieces, nephews, and special friends that she loved. The family is also grateful for a special caregiver, Lucille Pearson.
Mrs. Barfield was a graduate of Weldon High School and Park View Hospital School of Nursing. She was an active member of Chockoyotte Baptist Church, Roanoke Rapids Shrinettes, and Eastern Star of North Carolina.
The Rev. Michael O. Currin will conduct a celebration of life service on Thursday, January 5th at 2:00 P.M. at Askew Funeral & Cremation Services in Roanoke Rapids. Burial will follow at Cedarwood Cemetery in Weldon. A visitation will be held at 12 noon prior to the service at Askew Funeral & Cremation Services.