Barbara J. (Morgan) Harp, of Whispering Pines, North Carolina, and beloved wife of Thomas Moore Harp, passed peacefully on 11-9-2023 in Southern Pines, NC.

A funeral service will be held at Community Presbyterian Church located at 125 Everette Rd, Pinehurst NC, on Friday November 17, 2023 at 2:00pm (EST) with the Rev. Rod Stone officiating.

The internment will follow at a later date at Oakwood Cemetery in Statesville, NC.

Barbara Harp was born 7-12-40 in Statesville NC, to John David Morgan and Ora Elizabeth (Swing) Morgan. Barb led a life of love, service and support. She graduated Statesville High where she played basketball and ran track, and then Mitchell College. She had an early career in administration. Barb met and married Coach Tom Harp in 1974, and football entered her life. Barbara was an exemplary Coach’s wife, helping with recruiting, motivation, and other things great coach’s wives do. She attended hundreds of games. Later, after Tom retired from coaching, she managed restaurants which she and Tom owned together in Wheatland and Terre Haute, IN. She loved and raised 2 children, who adored her, Cam and Betsy. She had an incredibly positive impact on her kids, setting an example by working very hard, and never saying a bad word about anyone. She was an avid golfer and loved all sports. She was a longtime member of the Whispering Pines Women’s Golf Group. Barb was a fierce competitor. She traveled to football games all over, as well as other countries in her life. She had many dear friends. Barb was an active member of her church and frequently helped out at Family Promise of Moore County. She was a fantastic grandmother, and her grandchildren loved her immensely. They would all tell you Grandma Barb impacted each of their lives. She was disciplined and tough. If  things took a downturn in life, she always rode it out and came back stronger. She fought to stay with us until the end of her life, and she will be loved and missed by everyone who knew her.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 49 years, Tom Harp, her son, Cam Cameron (Missy), her step-children Peggy (Joe) Lee, Molly Harp, and Marcie Harp. Her grandchildren, Sarah Rubin, Lydia Smith, Joey Fine, Thomas Cameron, Daniel Cameron, Christopher Cameron, Elizabeth Cameron, Whitney (Nate) Christensen, Scott (Gretchen) Lee,  Emily (Matt) Poulos, Sarah (Will) Stearn, and her great grandchildren, Ana Smith, Magnus and Renn Rubin, Maddox, Hudson, Milly and Hadley Poulos, Artie and Azalea Stearn, Crew Christensen, and Tanner and Harper Lee.

She was preceded in death by her 3 brothers Writzel D. Morgan, Johnny Jefferson Morgan, and Kermit Henry Morgan, and her daughter Elizabeth “Betsy” Cameron.

Memorial donations may be made in memory of Barbara J. Harp to Family Promise of Moore County. To donate please contact Family Promise/Peggy Hendrix at 910-944-7149. Please tell them it is in Memory of Barbara J. Harp. Thank you.

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Service arrangements have been entrusted to Boles Funeral Home.

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