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Clyde, Barbara Jean Miller Caldwell, 88, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Vermilion County, Illinois, she was a daughter of the late Hershel Floyd and Lena Alma Karrick Miller. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Earl Hascue Caldwell; two sons, John Earl and David Michael Caldwell; a sister, Betty Miller; and four brothers, Floyd, Donald, William, and Richard Miller.
Barbara was affectionately known as Momma, Grandma BJ, and Miss Barbara. She was a member of Fincher’s Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a lifetime member of VFW Auxiliary, Royal Neighbors of America and a member of American Legion Auxiliary. She served as a Girl Scout leader for many years.
Barbara is survived by three daughters, Sue Jalm and her husband, Terry, of Jupiter, Florida; Cynthia Nichols and her husband, Therold, of Clyde; and Jean Caldwell of Clyde; son, Charles "Chuck" Caldwell and his wife, Christie, of King George, Virginia; sister, Frances Bond of Tilton, Illinois; six grandchildren, Kristin and Megan Jalm, Cameron and Chandler Caldwell, Kristen and Michael Nichols; and great-grandson, Liam Nichols.
A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2022 in the Waynesville chapel of Wells Funeral Home with Reverend James Marsh officiating. Burial will follow at Fincher’s Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 2022 at Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fincher’s Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, 2724 Hyder Mountain Road, Clyde, NC 28721.
The care of Mrs. Caldwell has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville.