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Barbara Noojin Walthall
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Birth: Jul. 10, 1941
Durham
Durham County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 30, 2002
Birmingham
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA

Barbara Noojin Walthall died on Sunday June 30, 2002, at the age of 60 after a long and courageous bout with breast cancer. She was born on July 10, 1941 in Durham, N.C. to Ray Oscar Noojin, M.D. (deceased) and Martha Gunning Noojin. Barbara moved with her parents and her brother Ronnie to Birmingham in 1945 for Dr. Noojin to start the Department of Dermatology at what is now The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Barbara is survived by her Mother, her husband of 38 years, Lee Walthall, her daughter Elizabeth Tubbs, Husband David Tubbs and grandchildren Julia Alton and Will, her son Kennon, wife Ann Goodner Walthall and grandchildren Catherine and Vann. Her sister Betty Noojin Ramsay also survives her. Her brother Ray O. Noojin, Jr. (Ronnie) predeceased her. Barbara was very close to her grandchildren, who called her "Mama B" .

She is also survived by her brother-in-law Bob Ramsay and four nieces and two nephews, her sister-in-law Jan Noojin and two nieces and nephew, her brother-in-law Robert Walthall and sister-in-law Martha and two nephews and niece, her brother-in-law Julian Walthall and sister-in-law Carolyn and two nephews and her sister-in-law Mary Anna Walthall Ezell and two nephews and Niece.

Barbara graduated from Brooke Hill School (now Altamont), attended Sweet Briar College and graduated from the University of Alabama.

Barbara was also a member and served as president of the 19th Century Club, a women's literary study club founded in 1895 at which she and the other active members presented a scholarly paper annually. She was also an active participant in Tape Group also known as Study Group, a group of sixteen women, who joined together in the late 70's and met once a week for Bible study and support. Barbara also was an active participant in the Thursday Bible Study Group at Canterbury and United Methodist Church attended by Barbara and her Mother. Barbara grew up at Canterbury and her Mother has been a long time member there.

Barbara and two of her close friends, Margot Marx and Lynn Adams formed AMW, Inc. in 1981 and engaged in the sale of estate jewelry and silver at Mary Adam's Antiques. The business thrived and established a reputation throughout the state. Barbara retired five years ago because of her health.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Barbara Noojin Walthall Bible Study Fund at Independent Presbyterian Church, 3100 Highland Avenue, Birmingham, Alabama 35205-1400 or the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, University Station, Birmingham, Ala. 35249.

A memorial service will be held at Independent Presbyterian Church, Tuesday July 2, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation with the family will be in the church parlor following the service.

She was an active member of and served as President of the Junior League of Birmingham. Barbara joined Independent Presbyterian Church in 1967 where she was very active. She served as a deacon, elder (ruling body), member of the Alter Guild and taught numerous Sunday School and adult bible study sessions and served on the pastor nominating committee. 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
 
Created by: Caretaker
Record added: Jan 24, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104100832
 


- Caretaker
 Added: Jan. 24, 2013
 
 
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