Barbara Grimes Bumgarner, 79, of Wilkesboro passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at Pruitt-Health in Elkin.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at Reins-Sturdivant Chapel, with the Rev. Jerry Varner officiating. Burial will be in Mountlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m., prior to the service at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bumgarner was born Sept. 20, 1940, in Wilkes County to James Horton and Julia Bauguess Grimes.   

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Jerry Bumgarner; three sisters, Lena Spears, Bertha Walker and Pearl Byrd; and six brothers, Jim, Brant, Chester, Dean, Cliff and Rob Grimes.

She is survived by two daughters, Teresa Cody and husband, Alvin, of North Wilkesboro and Lisa Goforth of Wilkesboro; three sons, Ricky Bumgarner, Randy Bumgarner and Rocky Bumgarner, all of Wilkesboro; eight grandchildren, Candy Dwyer, Tamara Bumgarner, Justin Bumgarner, Brandon Bumgarner, Maria Sotelo, Elizabeth Sotelo, Daniel Cody and Jake Cody; seven great-grandchildren, Haven Church, Brook Bumgarner, Lauren Bumgarner, Grayson Bumgarner, Hayden Bumgarner, Darrius Bumgarner and Isaac Bumgarner; and one brother, R.G. Grimes of Hiddenite.

Flowers will be accepted.

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