Durham Moring Hearld, 11 June 1968
Ernest Paul Barbee
Ernest Paul Barbee, 82, of Rt. 3, Chapel Hill-Nelson Highway, Triangle Township, died Monday at 7:45 p.m. at Watts Hospital. He was born in Durham County, the son of the late William T. Barbee and Rebecca Trice Barbee. He was educated in the schools of Durham County. He was member of the Hope Valley Baptist Church, where he was a deacon.
He lived in Durham County all his life where he was engaged in farming. He was married to Effie Pearl Couch in December 1908. Surviving are his widow; six daughters, Mrs. Gladys Herndon, Mrs. Clara Rigsbee, Mrs. Edna Atkins, Miss Ruth Barbee all of Durham, Mrs. Anne Tilley of Rt 3, Chapel Hill, and Mrs. Margaret Merritt of Chapel Hill; five sons, Robert O. Barbee and William T. Barbee both of Norfolk, Va., Harold Barbee of Fayetteville, E. P. Barbee, Jr of Carrboro and Herbert Barbee of Rt. 7, Durham; 24 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Howerton-Bryan Funeral Chapel. Buried in Maplewood Cemetery, annex B, Durham, NC.