March 8, 1956 ~ July 16, 2022

Loretta Barnes Binkley, 66, of Siler City, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at her home.

Mrs. Binkley was born in Moore County on March 8, 1956, the daughter of Albert and Nettie Heaton Barnes. Loretta was the middle child out of 11. She was previously employed with Collins & Aikman, until becoming the owner/operator of Scooter’s Cafe for over 20 years before retirement. Loretta loved animals of any kind. She cherished taking care of her family and her husband Larry. Loretta also loved anything to do with Elvis. In addition to her father Albert Barnes, she is preceded in death by her sisters, Ruby Johnson, Geraldine Hall; and grandson, Nathan Andrew Meece.

She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Larry W. Binkley; daughter, Susan “Suzie” Meece of Bonlee; son, Tommy W. Meece of Rockingham; mother, Nettie Heaton Barnes of Siler City; sisters, Shirley Johnson of Dunn, Robin Hogan of Siler City, and Louise Robinson of Robbins; brothers, Albert Barnes Jr. of Troy, Timmy Barnes of Bear Creek, Roy Barnes of Robbins, Wayne and Marty Barnes, both of Siler City; and grandsons Wyatt and Jared Allred, who are currently serving in the U.S. Navy stationed in Mayport, Florida.

The family will receive friends on Friday, July 29, 2022, from 11 a.m. to12 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 N. Second Ave., Siler City, followed by the funeral service at 12 p.m. with Rev. Bob Lovette and Rev. Donnie Nuttall officiating. Burial will be at 4 p.m. at Richmond Memorial Park Cemetery, Hwy. 74 East, Rockingham, N.C.

Memorials may be made to the ASPCA, https://www.aspca.org/.

Online condolences may be made at www.smithbucknerfh.com.