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Memorial Service

Reidsville Alliance Church
Saturday July 17th, 2021

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Nelson Eddy Barham

Nelson Eddy Barham, Sr, 83, of Reidsville, went to his heavenly home into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at Rockingham County Hospice House.

Nelson was born in Reidsville to the late William Lane Barham and Edith Barham. He worked with American Tobacco, and retired in 1992. He spent the years that followed enjoying every moment with his beloved wife. Nelson loved his family passionately; he loved traveling, and acquired many hobbies.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Randall Earl Barham; his brothers, Sonny Boy, Wayne, Steve, Houston, W.L,, Melvin, Royce and Charles Barham; sisters, Martha Jane Smothers, Francis Krites, and Mary Tolley.

Nelson is survived by his wife of 29 years, Gloria Swink Barham of the home; son, Nelson Eddy Barham, Jr and wife, Melissa; daughter, Tammy Barham Douglas, and husband, Brian; step-daughter, Donna Kay Johnson and husband, David; step-son, David B Sandel, Jr, and wife, Sandy; grandchildren, Eddy Barham III, Tommy Johnson, Brandon Barham, Tyler Johnson, Miranda Anderson, Chelsea Johnson Gaetke, Lacy Bratton, Brendall King, Kody Barham, Ashlyn Sandel, Abigail Sandel, Belle Barham, and Isaac Barham; great grandchildren, Brelynn Pruitt, Micah Johnson, Brayleigh Barham, Maisyn Anderson, Reagan Johnson, and Kasen King; sisters, Opal Apple, Linda Trent and husband, Marvin.

The family will have a Memorial Service followed by a Celebration of Life at Reidsville Alliance Church, 1300 Freeway Drive, Reidsville, NC, on Saturday, July 17, 2021 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

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A candle was lit in memory of Nelson Barham


Mike Bryant purchased the Divine Peace Bouquet for the family of Nelson Eddy Barham.

Mike Bryant Jul 15 2021 12:00 AM

Lynn Sandel Ansley purchased the Fairest of All for the family of Nelson Eddy Barham.

Lillian S Ansley Jul 12 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nelson Barham

Shirley Kay Strader Jul 12 2021 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about Nelsons passing. I havent seen him in years but he was a nice man. I will remember the Barham family in my prayers in the coming days.

Lin Stadler Jul 3 2021 8:38 AM

Deepest condolences to the family. Truly, Mr. Barham has been a blessing to many in our community. I am so very grateful and blessed to have had him as a neighbor and friend. I will miss seeing him working in the yard, his morning walks and conversations. Find comfort in knowing he is resting with Jesus and knowing we will see him again in the afterlife. Submitted with love and prayer, Garcia F. Johnson

Garcia Jul 3 2021 7:39 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nelson Barham

Nancy Crabtree Jul 2 2021 10:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Nelson Barham

Rachel Stanley Jul 2 2021 9:10 PM

Donna Kay and family - - You know we are so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your mom and all those who miss him

leslie morgan Jul 2 2021 11:39 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nelson Barham

Ruth Scott Jul 2 2021 10:17 AM

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