Barbara K. LaDow Atwell

Barbara K. LaDow Atwell

AYDEN, N.C. — Barbara K. LaDow Atwell, 76, went to be with her Lord Jesus on Friday, June 30, 2017.

The funeral service will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m., at Faith Assembly of God in Winterville.

Barbara, daughter of the late Earl J. and Edna Lathrop LaDow of Gerry, N.Y., was born in Jamestown, N.Y., on June 2, 1941. She was educated at Cassadaga Valley Central High School and The University of Virginia.

Barbara had made her home in the Pitt County area for the past 27 years and was a member of Faith Assembly of God. She was a partner with her husband in 11 different businesses, retiring as vice president of Atwell Industries Inc. and Tuffliner Distributing Co. in Ayden, in 1999.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 59 years, James R. Atwell Sr.; son, James R. Atwell Jr. and wife, Unita,of Greenville; daughters: Deborah A. Woolard and husband, Hal of Virginia Beach, Va. and Shelley A. Vasko and husband, John of Birmingham, Ala. and Ashley Faith Atwell of the home; sister, Helen Runge of New York; brother, Dale LaDow of Texas; nine grandchildren and numerous great- grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home.

Memorials may be sent to Faith Assembly of God, 5005 Corey Road, Winterville, NC 28590 or the American Cancer Society, 930-A Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834.

Online condolences at www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com.