Jean Elizabeth Barringer Poplin

Published 1:57 pm Monday, July 25, 2016

Jean Elizabeth Barringer Poplin, 81, of Albemarle, died on July 21, 2016, surrounded by family.

Ms. Poplin had a love for others and a positive attitude towards life. Her two favorite hymns were “Count Your Blessings” and “Because He Lives.” She used her many talents, including cooking, writing cards, visiting shut-ins, decorating, directing weddings, teaching, selling real estate, and “mothering” to influence numerous lives. Ms. Poplin worked as an administrative assistant at ALCOA. Following retirement from ALCOA, she began a second career as a real estate agent with Century 21-Russ Hollins Agency, where she found her true professional calling. She was a lifelong member of Anderson Grove Baptist Church, serving in many capacities, including Sunday School teacher of youth and young adults, Girls in Action leader, choir member, Homebound Committee, Dorcas Committee, and Deacon’s wife. She and her husband, Hoyle, worked as volunteers in the bus ministry taking children in the surrounding areas to church. Even today, there are adults who have told her family what an influence she and her husband were in their Christian and personal lives.

Born in Albemarle on Oct. 2, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Lydia Rosetta Elizabeth Dennis Barringer and Henry Paul Barringer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hoyle Delano Poplin, on July 2, 2013; and a brother, George Barringer.

Survivors: a daughter, Melody Poplin Morton and husband Mike of Advance; a son, Dale Poplin and wife Sherry of Albemarle; 3 grandchildren, Emily Morton Moore and husband Brian of Mocksville, Zac Morton and wife Molly of Clemmons, and Samuel Poplin of Albemarle; 2 greatgrandchildren, Brily Elizabeth Moore and Ellie Grace Moore of Mocksville; and a sister-in-law, Jeannie Barringer of Martinsburg, Pa.

The family received friends Saturday at Stanly Funeral Home, Albemarle. Her funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday at Anderson Grove Baptist Church. The Revs. Ron Honeycutt and Robert Garrett officiated and burial was at Stanly Gardens of Memory.

Memorials: Anderson Grove Baptist, 2225 E. Main St., Albemarle, 28001; or GHA, Autism Supports, PO Box 2487, Albemarle, 28002.