|Birth: ||Apr. 15, 1914|
|Death: ||May 2, 2009|
Minster Hardy Bruce Barwick, Sr, son of Hardy Blueford Barwick and Rebecca Rigsby was born April 15, 1914 in Camilla, GA, and died May 02, 2009 in Valdosta, Georgia. He married (1) Elsie Mae Brown Dec 21, 1935 in Florida, daughter of Caleb Brown and Nellie Brown. She was born March 22, 1917 in Florida and died Jan 07, 1945 in Inverness, FL. He married (2) Lena Chaney Ervin March 16, 1946 in Georgia She was born July 18, 1910, and died Nov 27, 1982 in Valdosta, GA.
To the marriage of Bruce and Elsie there were three daughters and one son born. Each child was born in a different town in Florida. This was due to the fact that Bruce worked in the sawmills. When the sawmills moved, the family moved. In January 1945, they were living in Inverness, Florida and Elsie gave birth to a baby girl. A few hours after the birth Elsie quickly passed away. It was believed that she had a blood clot.
A short time later the family moved back to Georgia. It was hard for a widower with four small children but he managed to keep his family together. He met Lena Chaney Ervin,a widow who had three children. They married and had one child. Bruce became a member of the Church of Christ and years later became a gospel preacher. They raised their family of eight children, who at the time of this writing in 2011, are all still surviving.
Lena passed away in 1982 after a bout of several years of Alzheimer's disease. In 1995 Bruce and his children had their Mother Elsie moved from her burial place in Inverness to the same plot that step Mother Lena was buried at Sunset Hill Cemetery, Valdosta, Ga. Bruce was buried between his two wives Elsie and Lena at his death in 2009.
Mr. Hardy Bruce Barwick, Sr., 95, of Valdosta, died on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at his residence following a short illness. He was born on April 15, 1914 in Camilla, Georgia to the late Hardy Buford and Rebecca Rigsby Barwick. He was a Church of Christ minister for 50 years and was an owner of a cabinet business. He was a member of Redland Church of Christ.
Services for Hardy Bruce Barwick, Sr. were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 in the chapel of the Carson McLane Funeral Home with burial in the Sunset Hill Cemetery. The family received friends on Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at www.mclanefuneralservices.com. Carson McLane.
Hardy Blueford Barwick (1870 - 1932)
Rebecca Rigsby Barwick (1880 - 1933)
Elsie Mae Brown Barwick (1918 - 1945)
Lena Chaney Barwick (1910 - 1982)
Thomas Andrew Barwick (1898 - 1979)*
Viannah Barwick Gray (1900 - 1957)*
Minnie Lee Barwick Jacobs (1902 - 1980)*
James Russell Barwick (1904 - 1979)*
Lewis Moody Barwick (1906 - 1976)*
Eulisse Barwick (1908 - 1912)*
Annie Jewell Barwick Becton (1911 - 2001)*
Hardy Bruce Barwick (1914 - 2009)
Eloy Lewis Barwick (1916 - 1962)*
Agnes Clara Barwick Givens (1919 - 1991)*
Milton Garrett Barwick (1921 - 1984)*
Sunset Hill Cemetery
Maintained by: Delita
Originally Created by: Susan Barwick
Record added: May 19, 2009
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