Undine Weeks Barnhill

August 23, 2007


Undine Weeks Barnhill, 94, died August 23, 2007.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Undine Weeks Barnhill will be held at Dawson Baptist Church, 9775 Thirteen Bridges Rd, Enfield NC 27823 on August 26 at 4:00 PM. The interment will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery in Scotland Neck, NC.

She was born on Sept. 23,1912 in Halifax Co. NC and lived there most of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, one sister and her husband, Lemuel Wesley Barnhill, the love of her life.

Undine earned her BA from Meredith College and her MA from East Carolina University. She did additional graduate studies at Harvard, UNC, NCSU, University of London and Appalachian State University. She taught at Scotland Neck High School many years before joining the faculty at Chowan College in Murfreesboro, NC where she was a member of the English department from 1965 to 1978.

Undine was a faithful member of Dawson Baptist Church where she was the church clerk, Sunday School teacher and choir member for many years. She loved gardening, and her yard was always adorned with beautiful plants of all colors.

She is survived by her son Larry J. Barnhill and wife Betty Jo of Raleigh, NC; her daughter Geneva B. Ashley and husband Bill of Whiteville, NC; her sister Emily Duffell of Sanford, NC; four grandchildren – Lisa A. Harrington, John C. Ashley, Kristen A. Hooks and Chad Barnhill and three great-grandchildren – Blake Ashley, Greyanna Ashley and Hallie Harrington.

The family will receive friends in the church Fellowship Hall from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to The Dawson Baptist Church Building Fund or to The Gideons International, PO Box 1512, Cary, NC 27511.

Arrangements are being handled by Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck..

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