Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Kathleen Barber


04/21/1929 - 03/05/2017


Kathleen Barber, age 87 of Murphy, NC passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017 in Hall County, GA.

She was born in Pierce County, GA to the late James Randall and Effie Laura Powers Dowling. Kathleen was owner and operator of Barber's Interior Design. She loved the Lord and her family. Kathleen was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed gardening.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one son, Steven Stone; one brother, Elroy Dowling; and two sisters, Doris Hunt and Louise Stone.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Robert Barber; two sons, William Micheal Boggs of East Palatka, FL and Charles Gary Boggs of Murphy, NC; one daughter, Dawn Charleen Jaksa of Murphy, NC; one brother, Junior Dowling of San Mateo, FL; four grandchildren, Kimberly Miller, Michelle Brockinton, Joshua Hawkins and Daniel Boggs; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 PM, Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Murphy Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Pastor Valentin Rusu will officiate. Burial will be in the Memory Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Layman Ministries, 414 Zapade Road, St. Maries, Idaho 83861.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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