OBITUARY

Elizabeth "Betty" Page Hutchens Barr

October 14, 1923May 1, 2012

Elizabeth Page “Betty” Barr, 88, formerly of Staunton passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Augusta Nursing and Rehab Center.

She was born October 14, 1923 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, daughter of the late George Brooks and Nellie Belle Harris Hutchens.

On April 24, 1943, she married Hugh C. Barr who preceded her in death on May 30, 2006. She was also preceded in death by step-father, Eugene F. Stover, one sister, Mary Hutchens Johnson, four brothers, Isaac Randolph Hutchens, George H. “Pat” Hutchens, John F. Hutchens, and Leo E. “Bill” Hutchens.

Mrs. Barr was secretary in the Alumni office of Mary Baldwin College for 24 years retiring in December 1987. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church and the Sallie Fuller Circle and the Francis Asbury Class. She enjoyed Quilting, needlework , oil painting and geneolgy.

She is survived by two daughters, Joyce Balsley and husband Leonard of Stuarts Draft and Barbara Sheets of Cardinal, VA.; five grandchildren, Roger Harlow of Norfolk, Teresa Losh and husband Mike of Stuarts Draft, Tammie Toner and husband James of Stuarts Draft; Bonnie Harlow of Newport News and Cathy Shumate of Hampton; 4 great-grandchildren, Laura Doyle and husband Adam of Staunton, Annamarie Losh of Stuarts Draft, Tiffany Toner of Stuarts Draft, and Cassandra Harlow of Hampton; 1 great-great-granddaughter Ella Doyle; 2 sister-in-laws, Ann Hutchens of Waynesboro and Jean Barr of Jacksonville, FL.

A service will be conducted at 2:00p.m. Friday, May 4, 2012 in the Staunton Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes with Rev. Doug Paysour officiating. Burial will follow at Thornrose Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Gordon Sours, Rusty Sours, Bob Wright, David Rosser, Skippy Lunsford and Adam Doyle.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes of Staunton and other times at the home of her daughter Joyce Balsley, 230 Stuart Avenue, Stuarts Draft, VA.

Family and friends may view the obituary and send condolences on line at www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Thursday, May 3, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 4, 2012

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Burial
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Elizabeth "Betty" Page Hutchens Barr

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cathy shumate

May 9, 2012

Grandma,
I have just ben sitting and thinking about you,and how much I already miss you. I know you are now where you want to be, back beside granddaddy. I hope you know what great grandparents you both were and that you can never be replaced. I will miss all the great times that we all had growing up and getting to always make the big trip to grandma and grandaddys house for all our special occasions and holidays. The early Christmas mornings sneaking in to open presents then aftwards getting to all load up and go to Grandma and Granddaddy Barrs to join the rest of the familys, and spending the rest of the day making rounds to visit everyone. Those are some of my favorite memories that I will always hold close in my heart. I love you and miss you,
Love, Cathy

Barbara Snead

May 4, 2012

Joyce and family: sending you our sympathy in the passing of your loved one; will keep you close in thought and prayers in the days and weeks that lie ahead. God grant you His peace.

Barbara and Donald Snead

May 4, 2012

Dear Joyce and Barbara:
So sorry to read of your Mother's passing - you have my deepest sympathy!
I will always remember your Mom as a perfect Mother and wonderful homemaker! May God give you and your families peace!
With Christian love, Janet (Hunter) Coiner (Your old neighbor on Powell Street)

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