Obituary for Barbara Dupree Babcock

Barbara Dupree Babcock, age 88, formerly of West End, passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at Haven Richmond County Hospice House. 

Born on October 1, 1934, in Moore County, she was a daughter of the late James and Anna Belle McKenzie Dupree. 

Barbara enjoyed crochet, doing cryptograms and crossword puzzles, as well as she loved to read. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Earl Babcock. 

Barbara is survived by her three children: Earl Edward Babcock Jr. of Hamlet, James Howard Babcock of Baltimore, MD, Pamela Neerbasch of Rochester, NY; sister: Betty Cole and husband Billy of West End; and nine grandchildren. 

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 11 AM at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Carthage. The family will receive friends beginning at 10 AM. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be offered to Bethlehem Baptist Church or Haven Richmond County Hospice. 

Online condolences may be offered at

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is honored to serve the Babcock family. 

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