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Barbara Anne Williams O'Briant

March 19, 1936 — February 26, 2024

Elm City

Barbara Anne Williams O'Briant


Barbara Anne Williams O’Briant, 87 of Elm City passed away Monday, February 26, 2024.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 29, 2024 in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Elm City.   Rev. Roy Hilburn will officiate.


Barbara is survived by her step-daughter, Betsy Sullivan and husband, Hunter; step-son Butch O’Briant and wife, Dianne; brother, Bernie Williams; her nephews, Ben Williams and David Williams; step-granddaughters, Anna Sullivan, Grace Heath and husband, Corey, and Kim Coleman and husband, Chan; step-great-grandson, Keenan Coleman and wife, Halei; step-great-granddaughter, Cassie Coleman; great-great-granddaughter, Indy Coleman, and great-great-grandson, Saint Coleman.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Preston “Deryl” O’Briant; parents, Roy and Nettie Mae Williams; brother, Charles Williams, and sisters-in-law, Sylvia Williams and Joyce Williams.


Flowers are welcome or please consider memorials in Barbara’s memory to Elm City Methodist Church, PO Box 307, Elm City North Carolina 27822 or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 7101 Creedmoor Road, Suite 130, Raleigh North Carolina 27613.


Condolences directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at


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Thursday, February 29, 2024

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