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“Barbara was a sweet, lovely lady and will be missed. Brenda, my thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Sue Reyer - Cary, NC - co-worker

“Brenda: We are so sorry to hear about your mother. She was a wonderful lady and had a fantastic life story to share - and you are such a big part...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Pam and Ron Calliari - NC

“What wonderful experiences we have shared with Barbara ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Wilson Temple UMW - raleigh, NC

“What a sweet wonderful person. She will be missed. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Nita Cargill Altum - CO

“Miss Barbara was a wonderful lady she will be missed rest in peace Miss Barbara God love you Nettie Bunch ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Nettie Bunch - Raleigh, NC

“For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: sherry bunch - raleigh, NC

“Barbara was one of the nices people that i ever met. i worked with her for many years at Mallinckrodt. She will surely be missed by all that knew her...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Lee Perry - Raleigh, NC

“She was a real sweetheart. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Earl Thomas - Raleigh , NC

“Barbara was such a sweet and loving person and she will be truly miss, she already has by me. May God continue to strengthen you thru this time. ...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Jacquelyn S Merritt - Raleigh, NC

“I worked with Barbara many years at Mallinckrodt. She always had a smile and she will surely be missed by many.I am truly sorry to hear of her...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Doug Murray - Raleigh, NC


Barbara Eads Maddrey, 76, died Sunday, at her residence after a long fight with cancer. She was born in Crab Orchard, West Virginia on August 2, 1936.
Ms. Maddrey worked for 16 years at Mallinckrodt Chemicals retiring in 2001. She also worked part-time at A.E. Finley YMCA for 17 years. She was an active member of Fairmont United Methodist Church and was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels. She was a friend to many and never met a stranger and will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Blankenship of Raleigh.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Ann Britt and members of Fairmont United Methodist Church, Dr. Yuri Fesko, Brenda Wilcox, Dori, Nicole and the rest of the staff at Duke Raleigh Cancer Center and also Hospice of Wake County for their excellent care given to Ms. Maddrey.
A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Fairmont United Methodist Church with Rev. Beth Gaines and rev. Steve Hickle officiating.