Darious LeGrant Babson, 65, of Ash, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. He was born April 29, 1953, in Columbus County, son of the late Newman Babson and Myrlie Simmons Babson.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Carmen Babson; sister, Carol Jean Powell; brothers, William “Bunny” Babson, Norvan Babson and Danny Babson.
He was a retired millwright having been employed by Riegelwood Paper Co. (known as Federal Paper Co., and now, International Paper Co.) He loved to cook for family and friends, and, at one time, owned and operated Dad’s Café in Whiteville.
Surviving are his wife, Stella Alambis Babson; sons, Tony Babson (Ashley) of Nakina and Bruce Babson (Courtney) of Ash; daughters, Nicole Evans (Ron) and Jennifer Syvanthong (Chick), both of Huntersville; brother, Harold Babson (Jettie) of Old Dock; grandchildren, Hadley, Melody, Colin, Rylee, Jackson, Lila and Carmen; three sisters-in-law, Jean Babson of Old Dock, Shirley Babson of Bolivia and Theresa Babson of Ash; and his canine boys, Mike and Ike.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, at Soldier Bay Baptist Church, where he was a member. The Rev. Jason L. Benton and the Rev. Brad Ferguson will be officiating services. Burial will follow in the Babson Memorial Cemetery, Big Neck Road, Ash. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Active pallbearers will be Kevin Hollister, Jason Coveyou, Victor Rodriguez, Walt Kissell, Matthew Babson and Travis Ransom. Honorary pallbearers will be Trent Evans, William Warren and Johnny Clyde Johnson.
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