Barbara "Babs" George
December 12, 1932 – July 4, 2018
Barbara “Babs” George of Rock Creek, Alabama passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday July 4, 2018 at the age of 85.
She was born to Joe and Maudie Raynor on December 12, 1932 in Birmingham. Babs was a Southside native and grew up just below Vulcan. She was a Rock Creek resident and member of the Bowling Hall of Fame. Her husband, Onion, owned H&D Sales, The Harley Shop on the Southside. In her youth, when she wasn't bowling, she was an avid swimmer and Harley rider. She also, along with her husband, enjoyed spending time at her fishing home in Apalachicola, Florida. Babs bowling career spanned almost 60 years with over 25 national tournaments, with the highlight being the FIQ National Tournament. She finished seventh in the nation.
Left to cherish her memory are her loving sons, F. Lee “Onion” George and Rex Roland Hopper, along with a multitude of grandkids, great-grandkids, great-great grandkids, nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Babs’ life will be at Ridout’s Trussville Chapel on Wednesday July 11, 2018 at 2 pm with a visitation Tuesday night, July 10th from 6-8 pm. Burial will follow the service at Jefferson Memorial.
- Visitation Tuesday, July 10, 2018
- Celebration of Life Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Barbara "Babs" George
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July 6, 2018
I remember her beautiful smile every time I saw her at the bowling alley. Rest in Heaven, Babs. Love you.
Martha Lacey Matthews
July 5, 2018
To all of Babs family, I will say goodbye for a little while because I know that God's Word tells me I'll see her again!!!! I cherish the friendship we had for over fifty years. Babs and several other women that we bowled with over the years started bowling classes at Holiday Bowl, Bessemer, Al, at the same time. Babs excelled in the sport and was an inspiration to all of us. I will miss her, as well, on Facebook, where we chatted often. May God richly bless all of you and her many, many friends. If there's not a bowling lane in heaven, I'm sure she's laying plans for one!!!! Till we meet again, my sweet friend, rest in peace. I love U......