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Barry Graham Councilman, 69

Barry Graham Councilman
Barry Graham Councilman

Barry Graham Councilman, 69, beloved husband, daddy, granddaddy, brother and loyal friend, left this earth way too soon, leaving a big hole in our hearts. He was born Aug. 26, 1949, in Greensboro, the son of the late Jesse Osborne and Evelyn Heath Councilman. He passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center in Wilmington after a courageous, short-lived occurrence of a malignant brain tumor.

He leaves behind his cherished family, Frances Sawyer Councilman, his loving wife of 18 years; children, LaBreeska Councilman Hunt (Tim), Joseph Casey Councilman (Kimberly), Victoria Jane Councilman (Whit Kelley), Arthur Rowe Sawyer Jr. (Christine), Michael Shane Sawyer and Kristie Heather Sawyer (Patrick Legrult); grandchildren, Deanna, Casey Jo, Tennyson, Jackson, Kinsey, Jill, Rowe III, Tyler, Tanner and Toby; brothers, Dale Councilman (Christine) and Wayne Robertson (Nancee); numerous extended family and friends, all who dearly loved Barry.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the funeral home with Pastor Steve Mattis and Duke Lineberry conducting the service. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Park.

Memorial gifts may be given to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Share online condolences with the family at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home.

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