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Russell Newton Barringer
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Birth: Mar. 1, 1903
Newton
Catawba County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 15, 1996
Durham
Durham County
North Carolina, USA

His obituary-

Russell Newton Barringer: January 16, 1996

Russell Newton Barringer, 92, of 3620 Dover Rd., died Monday in Hillcrest Convalescent Center. Born March 1, 1903 in Catawba County, NC. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Maelee Page Barringer; four children, Amerlyis B. Costner of Johnson City, TN, Norma B. Wilson, of High Point, Russell N. Barringer, Jr., of Durham and David M. Barringer of Atlantic Beach. He is additionally survived by a sister, Nell Ikerd of Pineville, KY; a brother, Chad Barringer of Claremont, NC; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He moved to Durham in 1925. He acquired West Durham Lumber Company and served as President and CEO until retirement at age 89 in 1992. During the course of his business career he involved himself in many different enterprises providing employment to many hundreds of Durham's citizens. In 1950, he founded Dealers Supply Company which along with West Durham Lumber Company continues to be an important part of the Durham business community.

He was a benefactor of Duke University for many years culminating in the funds donated to construct Barringer Hall at the Fuqua School of Business.

A lifelong Republican, he was an active force in the party for many decades. He served as a delegate to five National Conventions and was officially honored by the state GOP as 'Mr. Republican' in 1972, the year he served as delegate to the Electoral College. He was inducted into the North Carolina Republican Hall of Fame in 1985.

A deeply religious man, he was a member of Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church where he served as both Deacon and an Elder.

He served as a Director for the North Carolina National Bank, trustee for Watts Hospital, member of the United States Small Business Administration advisory board, director of the United States Industrial Council, president of the Durham Development Corporation, Chairman of the Durham Citizens Safety Council, Vice President of the Durham Chamber of Commerce, 60 years in Kiwanis and a host of lumber and home building business organizations.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday 2 PM in Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, A. Nixon Costner, Jr., David A. Nichols, Russell Barringer III, Edward T. Barringer, Stephen W. Barringer, D. Windsor Barringer and his grandsons by marriage Simon C. Sitterson, III, Barry Fagg, and Robert Hayduk. Honorary pallbearers will be Durham Kiwanis Club, the Elders and Deacons of Trinity Ivenue Presbyterian CHurch and the George Watts Sunday School Class.

Instead of flowers memorials can be made to the Russell Maelee Barringer Memorial Fund at Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church or to a charity of your choice.

The family will receive visitors at the home.

Mr. Jessie Lee 'Buddy' Bell's funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1:30 PM at True Way Holiness Church on Fayetteville Rd. Burial will be at Beechwood Cemetery Veterans section.

Surviving are one nephew Bernard Bell; two nieces, Gail Cannady and Paulette Cannady, all of Durham; four step-sons, James, Johnny and Melvin Tatum of Durham and Aaron Tatum of Raleigh.

The family will receive friends tonight 7-8 PM at Holloway Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Paulette Cannady, 2442 Glenbrook Dr., Durham. 
 
Burial:
Beechwood Cemetery
Durham
Durham County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Veterans Section
 
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Record added: Aug 31, 2011
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Russell Newton Barringer
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