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1947 Frances 2023

Frances Elizabeth Barker Gilmore

April 9, 1947 — August 1, 2023

Siler City

Frances Elizabeth Barker Gilmore, 76, of Siler City, died Tuesday, August 1, 2023.

Frances was born in Chatham County on April 9, 1947, to Johnie Henry Barker, Sr. and Dena Hicks Barker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Earl, Virgil and David Barker; and sisters, Allene Hart, Rachel Barker, Christine Harris, and Virginia Justice.

Mrs. Gilmore was a member of Brush Creek Baptist Church where she was the editor of the church newsletter, Reflections by Frances Gilmore. She worked for many years at Trion in Sanford as a customer service specialist. Frances enjoyed spending her time writing, crocheting, gardening, and canning the items from her hard work in the garden.

Frances is survived by her son, Dennis Gilmore of Bear Creek; brother, Johnie Barker, Jr. of Bennett; and sister, Juanita B. Richardson and husband, Ron of Bear Creek; and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel, from 1:00 - 2:00 PM. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM, with Dr. Patrick Fuller officiating. Burial will follow at Brush Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the West Chatham Food Pantry in Siler City.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is serving the Gilmore family.

Online Condolences may be made at www.smithbucknerfh.com

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Visitation

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home

230 N Second Ave, SIler City, NC 27344

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Burial

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Brush Creek Baptist Church Cemetery

5345 Airport Rd, Bear Creek, NC 27207

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