Barbara A. Gibson
Barbara A. Gibson Horse Shoe, NC - Barbara A. Gibson, 72, of Horse Shoe, passed away peacefully at Flesher's Fairview Healthcare Center on Monday, October 10, 2016. She was born on February 21, 1944 in Buncombe County to the late Gordon C. Arrowood and Dorothy G. Arrowood-Anderson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Gibson III. Barbara was a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in child development and welfare and was also a member of the Eastern Star. She had been employed by Asheville Steel Co and Nettlewood Florist, and was owner of Nettlewood Antiques, an antique dealership in Hendersonville. Barbara enjoyed quilting, cooking, sewing, decorating, collecting antiques, reading, camping, telling stories, traveling and listening to her brother, Jack, tell jokes. She is survived by her daughter, Lane Gibson Costin and granddaughter, Chasity Morrison of Horse Shoe; son, Robert M. Gibson, IV and his wife, Kelli, and grandson, Robert Graham Gibson of Knoxville, TN; brothers, Larry Jack Arrowood and his wife, Susie, of Enka and Barry Joe Arrowood and his wife, Mary, of Canton; step-brothers, Billy Anderson and wife, Janet, of Avery's Creek and Jimmy Anderson and wife, Dot, of Greensboro; many nieces and nephews; too many dear friends to count, including all of the wonderful Bannerwood neighbors, as well as the caregivers and staff from Flesher's Fairview Healthcare Center. A funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Friday, October 14, 2016 in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Reverend Steve Jones officiating. The family will receive friends from 1-2 PM in the chapel. Entombment will be private. The family would like to express their thanks to the staff of Fleshers Fairview Healthcare Center for the love and care given to Mrs. Gibson over the past two and a half years, and ask that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made in her name to the Fleshers Employee Fund, PO Box 1160, Fairview, NC 28730. Online condolences may be offered by visiting www.forestlawnhendersonville.com . Forest Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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