Barbara Jones Harrison, age 76 of Ellenboro, died Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at her home. She was born on May 31, 1945, in Rutherford County and was a daughter of the late William Claudus Jones and Ruth Hughes Jones. Barbara was a member of Walls Baptist Church, and she is well remembered for her many years as a waitress at Hickory Log Barbeque in Forest City. Her work there was a joy to her, and she made many lifelong friends there.
In her younger days, she was athletic and enjoyed playing softball where she was voted Most Valuable Player. Painting was one of her favorite hobbies and she was a talented and gifted artist.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, James Madison Harrison, Sr in 2005 and her brother, William Nelson Jones.
Survivors include her sons, Jamey Harrison and his fiancée, Jackie Lail, Johnny Harrison and his fiancée, Fran Abernathy all of Ellenboro, her daughter, Tara Toney and her husband Jason of Ellenboro, and her sister, Judy K. Bowman of Kings Mountain. There are also seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
A private memorial service will be held for her family at The Padgett and King Chapel with Reverend Ad Hopper officiating.
The Padgett and King Mortuary & Crematory is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at www.padgettking.com
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