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Mabell Virginia Connelly Barbee
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Birth: May 11, 1912
Death: Sep. 26, 2007

Mabell Virginia Connelly Barbee, 95, of Plainview, Texas, passed away Wednesday afternoon Sept. 26, 2007, at Prairie House Living Center, in Plainview, Texas. She was born May 11, 1912, in Yarnaby, Okla., and is the daughter of the late Alfred and Maud Lievsay Connelly. She was a 1929 graduate of Achille High School and had lived in Achille, Okla., for most of her life. She married Robert Luther Barbee on June 22, 1930, in Colbert, Okla. She was a licensed vocational nurse and was a welder during World War I. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Plainview, Texas, and had lived there the past 16 years. She was preceded in death by her husband on Oct. 21, 1978; her grandson, Randy Finney, on Oct. 9, 1990; three sisters, Lois Norman, Marie Mapp and Pauline Holland; and one brother, Eugene Connelly. She is survived by two daughters, Paula Finney and her husband, Jake, and Linda McAnelly of Plainview, Texas; two sisters, Camille Coon of Monroe, Wash., and Norma Wells of Hendrix, Okla.; three grandchildren, Kimberly Finney Lackey and her husband, Randy, of Edmond, Okla., Bracken Finney and his wife, Cheryl, of Taylor, Texas, and Belinda McAnelly McCutcheon and her husband, Willis, of Plainview, Texas; and six great-grandchildren, David and John Lackey, Lauren and Kaitlyn Finney, and Will and Wes McCutcheon.

A graveside service for Mabell Barbee will be held at 3 p.m. today, Sept. 28, 2007, at the Rosewood Cemetery in Achille, Okla., with the Rev. Roger Speers of the Kemp Baptist Church officiating.

Visitation and family night was from 7-8 p.m. Thursday at Cunningham Funeral Home.

The family respectfully requests memorials be made to the Rosewood Cemetery Fund, Achille, Okla.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Cunningham Funeral Home in Colbert, Okla.

Published in the Plainview Daily Herald from 9/28/2007 - 9/29/2007.

NOTE: Information provided by Kimberly Finney Lackey, granddaughter.

There are a few things in the obituary that should be changed. I would appreciate it if you could help me with that.

1. My grandmother was born in Grayson County, Texas. I distinctly remember her telling me that she was the only child in her family born in Texas. I also have a copy of my mother's birth certificate listing my grandmother's birthplace as Grayson County, Texas. I actually believe it was in Denison, Texas, but I do not remember that for certain and cannot at this time locate a piece of paper with that information. I think she was born at a relative's home. It may have been a grandparent's home.

2. My brother Randy's name was actually Randall Scott Finney.

3. Grandmother's sister's name is unusual. It is Camilee not Camille.

4. My cousin's name is also unusual. It is Bilinda not Belinda. Her name is a combination of her parents' names, Billy and Linda.
Rosewood Cemetery
Bryan County
Oklahoma, USA
Created by: Janice Williams Langley
Record added: Sep 29, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21834324
Mabell Virginia <i>Connelly</i> Barbee
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Mabell Virginia <i>Connelly</i> Barbee
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Mabell Virginia <i>Connelly</i> Barbee
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