|Birth: ||Oct. 23, 1919|
|Death: ||Dec. 5, 2006|
STATESBORO - Mrs. Martha Nellie Howard Barrs, age 87, died Tuesday at the Ogeechee Area Hospice surrounded by her loving family. She had been under the care of the Health Department Home Care Services for many years.
The daughter of L.E. and Nola Howard, Mrs. Barrs was born on October 23, 1919, in Screven County. She married Jacob Perley Barrs of Oliver on Dec. 24, 1936. A homemaker devoted to her family, she enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing and music. She was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Barrs was preceded in death by her husband and her daughter, Barbara Ellen Barrs.
Survivors include four daughters, Lavenia Cook of Goose Creek, S.C., Mary Lovett of Statesboro,Bertie Anderson of Statesboro and Georgia Kathleen Cauley of Savannah; a son, James Barrs of Savannah; and a special grandson, Keith Barrs of Statesboro. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren, 29 great- grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral service for Mrs. Barrs will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Eastern Heights Baptist Church with the Dr. Jerry Kennedy officiating.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Ogeechee Area Hospice or to the Health Department Home Care Bulloch County Grant Fund.
Statesboro Herald, December 8, 2006
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Jacob Pearley Barrs (1910 - 1964)*
Barbara Ellen Barrs (1943 - 1961)*
New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery
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