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Donnie Earl Barefoot

October 4, 1955 ~ October 20, 2019 (age 64)

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Coats, NC:  Mr. Donnie Earl Barefoot, age 64, of 5610 Red Hill Church Road passed away Sunday at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. Graveside Entombment Service will be held 11:00AM Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Roselawn Community Mausoleum, Benson.  Revs. Glenn McCullen and Michael Preddy will officiate.   

            Mr. Barefoot was born October 4, 1955 in Harnett County to the late Rossie B., Sr. and Iva McLamb Barefoot.  He was preceded in death by his son, Joshua Lewis Barefoot; sister, Willadean Strickland; and brothers, Jerry Barefoot, Ray Barefoot and Rossie B. Barefoot, Jr.. Mr. Barefoot was a contract manager with Edwards Incorporated in Spring Hope and attended Benson Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church.  

            Surviving include his wife of 32 years, Valinda McDaniel Barefoot; daughters, Kate Barefoot Hardee and husband, Jamie and Donna Barefoot Valley and husband, Brian all of Coats; grandchildren, Kirsten Valley and Dawson Valley; sisters, Frances Raynor of Dunn, Evelyn Johnson of Benson, and Phyllis Mellott and husband, Randy of Dunn; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Shirley McDaniel and Ken Moore of Benson; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Scott McDaniel and wife, Sheryl of Coats; many nieces and nephews; and special pets, Molly and Raylee.

            The family will receive friends from 6:00PM to 8:00PM Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson and other times at the home.

            Flowers are welcomed; however, memorials may be made to the Josh Barefoot Baseball Scholarship, South Johnston High School, Attn: Brandy Peters, 10381 US Hwy 301 S., Four Oaks, NC 27524.

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            Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson, NC.

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