Ethel "Pauline" Hamilton Barnhardt CONCORD Ethel "Pauline" Hamilton Barnhardt, 85, went to be with the Lord surrounded by her family and friends Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Universal Healthcare, Concord. She was born Oct. 27, 1927, in Rowan County, the daughter of the late Claude Wilson Hamilton and Omie Tilley Hamilton. Pauline was a homemaker for most of her life. She held her church membership at Jackson Park Baptist Church, Kannapolis. Pauline sincerely loved her family and showed that by how she raised them. She especially enjoyed cooking for them as often as she could. Her family fondly remembers her as a lady who smiled and never met a stranger. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Jay William Barnhardt; one son, Jerry Wayne Barnhardt; two brothers, Claude William Hamilton and Robert Hamilton; and a sister, Clara Hamilton. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today (Friday, March 15), at Whitley's Funeral Home Main Chapel, Kannapolis, officiated by the Revs. Herman Absher and John Barnhardt, her son. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park, Kannapolis. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the chapel prior to the service. Survivors include her four sons, Larry (Barbara) Barnhardt, of Faith, Ronnie (Judy) Barnhardt, of Concord, the Rev. John (Carole) Barnhardt, of Grover and Frankie Barnhardt, of Kannapolis; one daughter, Brenda (Jerry) Bare, of Barium Springs; one sister, Ruby Gentry, of China Grove; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family would like to say a special thank you to Universal Healthcare and Hospice for their exceptional care they gave our loved one. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 237, Grover, NC 28073 or Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081. Online condolences may be left at www. whitleysfuneralhome. com.
Published in Concord Kannapolis Independent Tribune on March 15, 2013
Pauline will be greatly missed. She is my Grandma Gentry's sister. Ever since I can remember she always wore her hair just like the picture above.