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Francene King Barber
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Birth: Jul. 31, 1930
Death: Aug. 1, 2010

Francene King Barber

Francene King Barber, age 80, of Irvington, formerly of Warsaw, died Sunday, August 1, 2010. Mrs. Barber was preceded in death by her son, Lewis and grandson, Luke.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, John Clark Barber, Sr.; son, John C. Barber, Jr. and wife Grace; grandsons, Carlton "Carl" and wife Sabrina, and Philip Scott Barber.
She was born in Currituck, NC, attended high school in south Norfolk and graduated from Meredith College, Raleigh, NC. She lived with her husband, a forester, in southern cities. While living in Macon, GA, she taught several subjects at A. L. Miller High School and later in high schools in Alexandria, VA. While in New Orleans she became a licensed tour guide and later a guide in Washington, DC.
After moving to the Northern Neck in 1986 she continued to work in travel and tourism. She was chairman of the Northern Neck Tourism Council and represented Richmond County on the Board of Potomac Gateway Welcome Center and rose to Chairman.
After working in the Richmond County Tricentennial Celebration in 1992 she became an organizer of the Richmond County Museum and directed an all volunteer staff and organization until her retirement in 2008. A noteworthy project she completed was the restoration of the 1926 William Atkinson Jones Memorial honoring him by the Philippine people with their full cooperation.
Recently, Mrs. Barber co-authored the book "Warsaw," a pictorial depicting images of Warsaw. She also served on the Vestry of St. John's Episcopal Church and was very active in the Episcopal Churches in each community where she lived.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Richmond County Museum, Box 884, Warsaw or Saint Johns Episcopal Church, Box 1083, Warsaw, VA 22572. A funeral service will he held at St. Johns Episcopal Church at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 4 with interment following in Emmanuel Cemetery, Emmerton. Online condolences may be made at 
Emmanuel Cemetery
Richmond County
Virginia, USA
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Record added: Aug 04, 2010
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