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Margaret Odessa Martin Barks
Birth: Aug. 6, 1923
Escambia County
Florida, USA
Death: Jan. 28, 2013
Escambia County
Florida, USA


1923 - 2013

Margaret Martin Barks, 89, a native and lifelong resident of Pensacola, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, January 28, 2013. Mrs. Barks was a charter member of First Assembly of God and served as the Director of the Nursery for 42 years and was known as "Mama Barks". She was well known for her baking and culinary skills.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Howard F. Barks;

Survivors include two sons, Ron Barks (Joyce) and David J. Barks; three daughters,

V. Earlene Barks, B. J. Wilson and Barbara J. Williams (Rick); six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson and a sister Noni Thames.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at First Assembly of God with Reverend David Scruggs and Rev Dan Livingston officiating.

Interment will take place at Pensacola Memorial Gardens.

Special thanks are extended to Emerald Coast Hospice and also to Mary and Ken Keith for their loving care provided to Mama Barks.

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Published in Pensacola News Journal on January 30, 2013

Family links: 
  James Francis Martin (1863 - 1929)
  Elizabeth B Franks Martin (1883 - 1962)
  Howard Fulton Barks (1920 - 2006)
  David Jefferson Barks (1950 - 2014)*
  Alice Lorraine Martin May (1894 - 1983)**
  Nannie Francis Martin Byrd (1896 - 1980)**
  Leccie Maude Martin Simmons (1906 - 1988)*
  Bessie Cleo Martin McCormick (1909 - 1997)*
  Della Birdia Martin May (1911 - 2000)*
  James J. Martin (1913 - 1914)*
  Easter Merle Martin (1915 - 1934)*
  Carmen Marie Martin Gallagher (1917 - 1993)*
  Ora Elizabeth Martin (1919 - 1987)*
  Margaret Odessa Martin Barks (1923 - 2013)
*Calculated relationship
Pensacola Memorial Gardens
Escambia County
Florida, USA
Plot: Christus Garden, Section 83, Lot 3, Block 2
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Thinking of you today, Aunt Margaret. Rest in peace.
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