Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo)

3715 Highway 25, Montevallo, AL


Bessie Warren Hurt Barclay

November 14, 1923June 29, 2020

Bessie Warren Hurt Barclay, 96, is preceded in death by her husband, Lee Armstead Barclay Sr. She is survived by her children, Don Hurt and his wife, Kathy of Alabaster, AL, Peggy Hurt Kent of Alabaster, AL., Lee A. Barclay, Jr. and his wife, Judy of Cookeville, TN, Barbara Barclay Barton and her husband, Michael of Mooresville, NC, Alan L. Barclay and his wife Beryl of Anderson, SC, Betty Jane Barclay of San Diego, CA, and Nancy Barclay Rood and her husband Michael of El Centro, CA; grandchildren, Shanon Hurt, Meredith Hurt Box, Dana Hurt Leslie, Timothy Mullins and his wife Stephanie, Leigh Mullins Pounds and her husband, Andrew, Michelle Kent Brakefield and her husband, Scott, Marsha Kent Roach and her husband, Joey, Scott Barclay and his wife, Lisa, Kelly Barclay Cochran and her husband, Greg, Jason Barton and his wife, Katherine "Katie", Scott Alan Barclay and his wife, Inga, Christopher Barclay, and Cory Barclay; great grandchildren, Michael and Landon Hurt, Kodie and Meghan Box, Taylor and Jaxon Leslie, Preston and Peyton Pounds, Noah, Winslett and Shepherd Brakefield, Tyler and Marlee Roach, Coleman, Chance, and Peyton Barclay, Ethan, Evie, Poppy, and Charlotte Barclay. Mrs. Barclay was born on November 14, 1923 to William Wiggins Warren and Mary Bessie Harris Warren. Mrs. Barclay died on June 29, 2020. Mrs. Barclay graduated Montevallo High School in 1940 and Birmingham School of Business in Birmingham, AL. She worked for Whaley Furniture and Dr.Lewis Kirkland in Montevallo. Bessie and Lee married in 1968 and spent many years traveling, square dancing and watching their favorite team, the Atlanta Braves. Mrs. Barclay was one of the oldest members of the Eastern Star, Montevallo Chapter #424. Mrs. Barclay hosted and was a member of several bible studies and the Montevallo Garden Club. Mrs. Barclay was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church in Montevallo, AL and then became a member of Westwood Baptist Church when she moved to Alabaster, AL in 2003. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2020 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo) with graveside services to follow at Montevallo Cemetery. Dr. Kenneth Bruce will officiate the service. Social distancing and mask requirements will be observed per Montevallo ordinance. Pallbearers will be Scott, Noah, Winslett and Shepherd Brakefield, Joey and Tyler Roach, Shanon and Michael Hurt, and Kodie Box. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church in Montevallo, Westwood Baptist Church in Alabaster or the charity of your choice.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, July 2, 2020


Bessie Warren Hurt Barclay

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Ed Burdett

July 6, 2020

Mrs Bessie was one of the best of best !! Back in the early 70's she and Lee and a lot of us from Montevallo would go square dancing and enjoy each other. I hate that I didn't hear of her going home. I always tried to call her oh her birthday 11/14 .Bessie was always a kind and caring person. I know Peggy and Don and all her family are going to miss that sweet sounding voice and smile. God bless each and everyone of her family.

Angie Batts

July 2, 2020

I have so many special memories of Aunt Bessie! She always made me smile and she loved to play games. I loved going to her house and playing when I was younger. We loved our family Christmas gatherings which she often hosted and we would have so much fun doing our white elephant gift exchange. Larry and I would visit her and Uncle Lee when we were in town and she would always insist on serving us some kind of dessert. She made everyone feel special and I treasure the times I spent with her! She is finally home and I'm sure she is dancing in heaven!

Ruelane Bice

June 30, 2020

My deepest sympathy to Peggy, Don, and their extended families along with the Barclay children and their families. To all of you, cherish the memories and examples of life that Bessie left with you.

Barbara Morris Nabors

June 30, 2020

Miss Bessie was a wonderful lady. Miss Bessie was riding us (Peggy Sue and me) around and the windshield was getting road film on it from the rain. She stopped and bought a coke and poured it on the windshield. Instantly the film was gone!! So many more memories but I loved that lady and her entire family. Bless you all. So sorry for your loss.


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