|Birth: ||Dec. 15, 1926|
|Death: ||Apr. 6, 2013|
Ocilla Barfield, 86, a lifelong resident of Blue Ridge, went home to be with the Lord on April 6, 2013 in Peachtree City, Ga. She was born on December 15, 1926 to Buford and Stella Beaver.
In 1941, she was a riveter for Lockheed in Marietta. In 1944, she moved back to Blue Ridge, and eventually took a job at Levi Strauss for 21 years. She retired as an inspector in 1979. She taught clogging, and had a group called Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers that performed at local fairs and festivals and won several awards. Ocilla had a green thumb, and loved planting flowers. She even grew a pineapple plant from the top of a pineapple. She also loved sewing, and making pillows and baby blankets. She had a sunroom full of birdhouses. She was also a hostess on the Blue Ridge Railroad. Her children and grandchildren were her passion, and her home was decorated everywhere with pictures of her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Buford and Stella Beaver; brother, Waldo Beaver; and sister, Lola Howell. She is survived by her two sons, Dennis and wife, Doris, of Morganton, Ga, Denward of Epworth, Ga, and daughter, Rebecca, and husband, Alan of Peachtree City, Ga. Her seven grandchildren are Lisa Bullock, Robbie Barfield, Heather Seagle, Jody Barfield, Amy Hollie, Emily Tabb, and Andrew Henry. She also has 12 great grandchildren. She is survived by her sisters, Nell Jones and husband, JC of Chamblee, Ga; Jo Nelson and husband, Foster of Marietta, Ga; and her brother, Bill Beaver of Marietta, Ga. She is also survived my many nieces and nephews.
Her family wishes to extend heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Southland Nursing Home and Evercare Hospice for their wonderful care during her declining health.
A Celebration of Life service was held at Henry Cochran Funeral Home. Interment was at Sugar Creek Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Joe and Kim Stanley Ministries at PO Box 142403, Fayetteville, Ga, 30214.
Arrangements entrusted to the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, GA.
Buford S Beaver (1900 - 1982)
Stella A Ward Beaver (1904 - 1995)
Lola Idabell Beaver Howell (1920 - 2011)*
Waldo William Beaver (1922 - 1998)*
James Beaver (1924 - 1925)*
Ocilla Beaver Barfield (1926 - 2013)
Sugar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
Maintained by: Crystal D.
Originally Created by: F Chambers
Record added: Apr 11, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 108332720