Mrs. Binkley was born in Moore County on March 8, 1956, the daughter of Albert and Nettie Heaton Barnes.
Loretta was the middle child out of 11. She was previously employed with Collins & Aikman, afterward becoming the Owner/Operator of Scooters Cafe for over 20 years before retirement. Loretta loved animals of any kind. She cherished taking care of her family and her husband Larry. Loretta also loved anything to do with Elvis. In addition to her father Albert Barnes, she is preceded in death by her sisters, Ruby Johnson, and Geraldine Hall; and grandson, Nathan Andrew Meece.
She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Larry W. Binkley; daughter, Susan "Suzie" Meece of Bonlee; son, Tommy W. Meece of Rockingham; mother, Nettie Heaton Barnes of Siler City; sisters, Shirley Johnson of Dunn, Robin Hogan of Siler City, and Louise Robinson of Robbins; brothers, Albert Barnes, Jr. of Troy, Timmy Barnes of Bear Creek, Roy Barnes of Robbins, Wayne and Marty Barnes, both of Siler City; and grandsons Wyatt and Jared Allred who are currently serving in the US Navy stationed in Mayport, FL.
The family will receive friends on Friday, July 29, 2022 from 11:00 am-12:00 PM at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 N. Second Ave., Siler City, followed by a funeral service at 12:00 PM with Rev. Bob Lovette and Rev. Donnie Nuttall officiating. Burial will be at 4:00 PM at Richmond Memorial Park Cemetery, Hwy 74 East, Rockingham, NC.
Memorials may be made to the ASPCA, https://www.aspca.org/
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Binkley family.
Online condolences may be made at www.smithbucknerfh.com