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Lynne Barker

September 30, 1954 — May 2, 2024

Forest City, NC

Lynne Barker, age 69, of Forest City, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2024 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center.

Lynne was born Thursday, September 30, 1954 in Spartanburg County to the late Marshall Blackwell and Janet Lovelace Howell. She was a graduate of Chase High School, class of 1972. Lynne worked as a shipping and receiving technician for twenty years at MEMC in Roebuck, SC and for Doman Industries in Greenville, SC. She was a member of Stone Station Baptist Church in Roebuck and enjoyed working on crafts. He favorite flowers and décor were sunflowers and yellow roses. Lynne was known as a loving person who cared for her family and friends. She was a “people person” who never met a stranger.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-five years, Robert Barker; son, Brandon Thompson and daughter-in-law, Rachel Thompson.

Left to treasure her memory are her children, Chris Thompson of Hickory, NC and daughter, Amy McFarland of Forest City; bonus children, Ricky Savage (Christina) of Inman, SC, Donna Castro (Donelle McEntire) of Forest City and Kelly Estrada (Orlando); sister, Ann Starret; aunt, Faye Hodge of Forest City; grandchildren, Mya McFarland, Kris Clary, Austin Duff, Hailey Thompson, Lindsey Estrada and a great grandchild, Brandon Duff.  

     The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, May 8th at Harrelson Funeral Home.

     Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

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1251 US Highway 221a, Forest City, NC 28043

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