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“I met Mrs. Barsh several years ago. I purchased my make-up from her. I would drive over to her home and we would chat for a while. She was such a...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Paulette Williams - Godsboro, NC

“I met Bess (and Ernie Barsh) through another unit with BeautiControl, Inc.--Gail Knapp, Kinston, NC. You rarely see a couple side-by-side through so...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Carol Ann Holland - near Raleigh, NC

“I have known Mrs Bess since I was a child She was a sweet lady I will keep Mr Earnie, Emily & Mamie & the rest of her family in my prayers ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Mary Jo Griffin Hopper

“So sorry to hear of your loss. I have always enjoyed talking with your Beloved one each time we would meet in a store, or out and about. The Family...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Judy & Don Green - Goldsboro, NC

“So sorry for your lose of your wonderful mother and wife. She was a lovely women, always with a beautiful smile, and nothing but kind words. I know...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Tish Byerly - Goldsboro, NC

“Sorry to hear of this loss. Keeping your family in our prayers. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Jeff Brown

Bess Barsh, 77, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2013 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Bess was born in Wayne County to the late William Henry Boyette and Elizabeth Dail Boyette. She had worked as a counselor with Weight Watchers for over 30 years and as a consultant with BeautiControl for over 20 years.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Robert Fulkerson officiating. Burial will follow in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Bess is survived by her husband of 57 years, Earnie Barsh; daughters, Emily Barsh and Mamie Barsh; grandchildren, Brandie McCullen, Stuart Harris, and Lauren Barsh; and a great-granddaughter, Courteney McCullen. She was preceded in death by her son, William Ashley Barsh.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home.

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