Sarah Ann Barlow Abbott, 87, of Seven Lakes, NC passed away peacefully on January 11, 2023 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. 

Sarah was born March 8, 1935 in Johnson City, TN, to the late Tate and Armelda Barlow.

Sarah is survived by her husband of 67 years, James H. “Jim” Abbott; daughter Deborah Abbott-Brown and her husband Kevan of Colorado and their son Conor Abbott Brown; son Jim Abbott and his wife Deanna of Nevada and their daughters Aspen Hixon and Olivia Abbott-Pisenti.

Sarah graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Mars Hill College.  Both Sarah and Jim were avid golfers and long-term members of Beacon Ridge Golf Club.  Sarah was a formidable golfer and bridge player, an expert seamstress, and a stained glass artist.  She found great satisfaction and joy in comforting others and was a valued member of her church and community.  Prior to moving to Seven Lakes, Jim and Sarah lived in Cary, NC and for many years they spent summers in Banner Elk/Beach Mountain enjoying the Appalachian Mountains where they were born and raised.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Bensalem Presbyterian Church, 2891 Bensalem Road, Eagle Springs, NC 27242.

In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution to a charity of your choice in honor of Sarah. 

Online condolences may be made at

Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Seven Lakes.

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