Mrs. Barbara Loretta King, 68, of St Marys, Georgia, passed away Friday morning at her home after an extended illness.
Barbara was born November 15, 1947 in Providence, Rhode Island, and was the daughter of the late Rufus H. and Alice E. Holton.
She was a very loving mother, wife and grandmother who adored her family. She was a very active member of Westside Baptist Church where she served for 50 years and loved her church family. Barbara was a true blessing to her family and friends and will be missed greatly.
Survivors include her beloved husband of 50 years Tommy L. King of St. Marys, Georgia, two daughters Kim Wimpey and her husband Ricky of St. Marys, Georgia and their daughter Meagan Morrison (16) and Kellie Kimbrell and her husband Mike of Florence, Alabama and their children Peyton (19), Madison (15) and Ashton (14), one brother James Holton (Shirley) of Blackshear, Georgia, one sister Debbie Pittman (Neal) of Homerville, Georgia and many nieces, nephews and other family.
Funeral services will be held at Westside Baptist Church on Monday, April 11 at 11:00 am, with Pastor Mark Gentry, Pastor Greg Gardell and Pastor Verdell Griffin officiating. Graveside services will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Pallbearers: McL Carter, Billy Hope, Roger Pate, Paul Payne, Teddy Varnedore, Larry Guinn, Evan Cantrell, and Paul Donahue. Honorary: Steve Meeks, Adrian Meeks, Denny Hill, Lamar Warren, and Don Powell.
The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Barbara L. King, be made to Heartland Hospice, 664 Scranton Road, Ste. 103, Brunswick, GA 31520 or The Gideons Bible International, P.O. Box 28243, Jacksonville, FL 32226.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys was in charge of arrangements.