GREENSBORO — Mrs. Charlotte Porter Barney, a native of Greensboro, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012.
A private family interment will be held Friday, Sept. 21, at Green Hill Cemetery. A memorial service will be held directly afterwards beginning at 11 a.m. at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Greensboro. A reception will be held immediately afterwards at the church to fellowship with the family.
Charlotte was the daughter of the late Charlotte Harriss Porter and William Clark Porter Jr. She was educated in the Greensboro City Schools and attended UNCG (Women’s College). In 1939 she wed John E. Barney, a veteran of WWII and the Korean War. He preceded her in death on Aug. 19, 2003. Charlotte was an active member of the Greensboro Church of the Covenant and life member of the Women of the Church. She was also a 50 year member of the PEO and a member of the Greensboro Junior League. Additionally, she was a member of the N.C. Historical Book Club, the O Henry Study Club as well as a descendant of O Henry (William Sydney Porter). She and her husband, John Barney, were active in various charitable organizations and events over the years in Greensboro.
They retired and moved to Abbottswood Retirement Center in Greensboro over 12 years ago and Charlotte resided there until her passing. Charlotte thoroughly enjoyed the many friendships and events at Abbottswood and was content to call it her home.
She is survived by her two children, daughter, Barbara Barney Crumley and husband, Dr. Charles E. Crumley of Lincolnton; and son, Ron Barney and wife, Deanna M. Barney of Clinton. She is also survived by four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Online condolences may be sent to www.forbisanddick.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to The Greensboro Historical Museum, 130 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC, 27401.