Barbara Ann (Marable) Fryar

December 28, 1944 ~ July 22, 2020 (age 75)


Barbara Ann Marable Fryar, daughter of the late Reuben McClain and Edna Marable was born on December 28, 1944 in Durham, NC. Barbara was called to rest on July 22, 2020 at Duke Medical Center. 

Barbara was a proud graduate of Hillside High School class of 1963. Barbara also attended Durham Business College and DeShazor’s Beauty School later working as a cosmetologist for a while. She was later employed at Duke Medical Center and Blue Cross and Blue Shield.  

Affectionately known as Mother Fryar, she started the Hospitality Club at Bell Yeager FWB where she was an active member until her transition.  

Barbara leaves to mourn, her daughter, Jamette D. Bruton (Malika); two granddaughters, Jamia Dennis (Phillip) and Jalisa Bruton; two great grandchildren Desiree and Dash Dennis, one niece, Abosede O. Copeland; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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July 26, 2020

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Fisher Memorial Funeral Parlor
3137 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707

Funeral Service
July 27, 2020

12:00 PM
Bell-Yeager Free Will Baptist Church
128 E. Cornwallis Road
Durham, NC 27707

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