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Ziba Davidson Barber Sr.

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Ziba Davidson Barber Sr.

Birth
Hutchinson, Independence County, Arkansas, USA
Death
5 Mar 1962 (aged 75)
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial
Greenville, Hunt County, Texas, USA Add to Map
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Gospel preacher listed in Preachers of Today, Vol. 2, 1959, p. 25. He went to Clay Bible School under Oscar Dawson

Z.D. Barber Claimed By Death
Z.D. Barber, a minister of the Church of Christ for 58 years, died early yesterday in Dallas, following illness of the past two weeks. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Johnson Street Church of Christ. Foster Ramsey and V.E. Howard, ministers of the Church of Christ, will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Park cemetery. Sorrells and Sons funeral home is in charge. Mr. Barber began in the ministry of the Church of Christ, at the age of 18, and pioneered in orphanage work in Texas and in Christian college work in Arkansas. He was superintendent of Boles Home from 1928 until 1936, and had participated in the work of the Church of Christ in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Indiana and Texas. A resident of 2410 Beecha street, he had lived in Greenville since March 1960. Mr. Barber was born July 3, 1886, in Hutchison, Ark., the son of James and Jane Pitman Barber. He was reared in Arkansas and was married to Miss Millisa Susan Grady in 1907 in Arkansas. She died in December, 1932. He later was married to Ruth Shoptaw, Dec. 1, 1933 in Dallas. The minister was educated in Krutchsinger Bible School in Clay, Ark., Kimberlin Heights Bible School in Indiana, and Freed Hartman College in Henderson, Tenn. He was issued an honorary Doctor of Divinity by the American Bible College in Wilmington, Del. He was a member of Johnson Street Church of Christ. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Captain Floyd Holder Jr., Ronald Holder, Bobby Holder, Jerry Barber, Frank Mason and Don Vervalin. Honorary pallbearers are the elders and deacons of the Johnson Street Church of Christ. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Barber of Greenville; three sons, Z.D. Barber Jr., Hyattsville, Maryland, W.G. Barber, Lufkin, Tex., James Thomas Barber, Palo Alto, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. C.P. Crosskno, Commerce and Mrs. Floyd Holder of Paris; two sisters, Mrs. Maude Gibbs, Ferris, Tex., Mrs. Ada Hayes, Tuckerman, Ark.; 13 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Two sons preceded him in death, Leon Barber in 1924 and H.L. Barber in 1958. --Herald Banner, Greenville,Texas, Tue, 6 Mar 1962, page 2.

Funeral services for Z.D. Barber, a minister of the Church of Christ who died Sunday in Dallas, will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Johnson Street Church of Christ. Foster Ramsey and V.E. Howard, ministers of the Church of Christ, will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Park cemetery under direction of Sorrells and Sons funeral home. A minister for the Church of Christ for 58 years, Barber had participated in church work in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Indiana and Texas. He was superintendent of Boles Home from 1923 until 1936. Barber had resided at 2410 Beecha in Greenville since March, 1960. He was born July 3, 1886 in Hutchinson, Ark. --Greenville Herald Banner, Wed, 7 Mar 1962 :2; Deaths, Z.D. Barber (3 Jul 1886 - 4 Mar 1962).

Z. D. Barber was born July 3, 1886, in Hutchison, Ark., the son of James and Jane Pittman Barber. He passed away March 5, 1962, at the age of seventy-five years, eight months and two days. Brother Barber was educated in Krutchsinger Bible School at Elliotsville, Ind.; Kimberlin Heights Bible School in Tennessee; and Freed-Hardeman College in Henderson, Tenn. He received an honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity from the American Bible College of Wilmington, Del. He began his work as a preacher in the church at the age of eighteen, serving churches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Indiana, Texas, and Missouri. He also did extensive work in behalf of Christian colleges and children's homes. He served Harding College at Morrilton, Ark., now at Searcy, as business agent. He was superintendent of Boles Home from 1928 until 1936. He founded Sunny Glen Children's Home, now located at San Benito, Texas. In 1907 he was married to Miss Millisa Susan Grady, who preceded him in death in December of 1932. In December of 1933, he was married to Miss Ruth Shoptaw in Dallas. At the time of his death he was a member of the Johnson Street church of Christ. Two of his sons preceded him in death: Leon Barber in 1924 and H. L. Barber in 1958. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruth Barber, of Greenville; three sons, Z. D. Barber, Jr., Hyattsville, Md., W. G. Barber, Lufkin, Texas, James Thomas Barber, of Palo Alto, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. C. P. Crosskno, Commerce, Texas, and Mrs. Floyd Holder, of Paris, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Maude Gibbs, Ferris, Texas, and Mrs. Ada Hayes, Tuckerman, Ark.; thirteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were conducted on March 8, 1962, at the building of the Johnson Street church of Christ in Greenville, with V. E. Howard and the writer speaking words of comfort to the bereaved. The body was laid to rest in Forest Park Cemetery. Foster L. Ramsey, Sr. - Gospel Advocate, April 12, 1962, page 239.
Gospel preacher listed in Preachers of Today, Vol. 2, 1959, p. 25. He went to Clay Bible School under Oscar Dawson

Z.D. Barber Claimed By Death
Z.D. Barber, a minister of the Church of Christ for 58 years, died early yesterday in Dallas, following illness of the past two weeks. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Johnson Street Church of Christ. Foster Ramsey and V.E. Howard, ministers of the Church of Christ, will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Park cemetery. Sorrells and Sons funeral home is in charge. Mr. Barber began in the ministry of the Church of Christ, at the age of 18, and pioneered in orphanage work in Texas and in Christian college work in Arkansas. He was superintendent of Boles Home from 1928 until 1936, and had participated in the work of the Church of Christ in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Indiana and Texas. A resident of 2410 Beecha street, he had lived in Greenville since March 1960. Mr. Barber was born July 3, 1886, in Hutchison, Ark., the son of James and Jane Pitman Barber. He was reared in Arkansas and was married to Miss Millisa Susan Grady in 1907 in Arkansas. She died in December, 1932. He later was married to Ruth Shoptaw, Dec. 1, 1933 in Dallas. The minister was educated in Krutchsinger Bible School in Clay, Ark., Kimberlin Heights Bible School in Indiana, and Freed Hartman College in Henderson, Tenn. He was issued an honorary Doctor of Divinity by the American Bible College in Wilmington, Del. He was a member of Johnson Street Church of Christ. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Captain Floyd Holder Jr., Ronald Holder, Bobby Holder, Jerry Barber, Frank Mason and Don Vervalin. Honorary pallbearers are the elders and deacons of the Johnson Street Church of Christ. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Barber of Greenville; three sons, Z.D. Barber Jr., Hyattsville, Maryland, W.G. Barber, Lufkin, Tex., James Thomas Barber, Palo Alto, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. C.P. Crosskno, Commerce and Mrs. Floyd Holder of Paris; two sisters, Mrs. Maude Gibbs, Ferris, Tex., Mrs. Ada Hayes, Tuckerman, Ark.; 13 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Two sons preceded him in death, Leon Barber in 1924 and H.L. Barber in 1958. --Herald Banner, Greenville,Texas, Tue, 6 Mar 1962, page 2.

Funeral services for Z.D. Barber, a minister of the Church of Christ who died Sunday in Dallas, will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Johnson Street Church of Christ. Foster Ramsey and V.E. Howard, ministers of the Church of Christ, will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Park cemetery under direction of Sorrells and Sons funeral home. A minister for the Church of Christ for 58 years, Barber had participated in church work in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Indiana and Texas. He was superintendent of Boles Home from 1923 until 1936. Barber had resided at 2410 Beecha in Greenville since March, 1960. He was born July 3, 1886 in Hutchinson, Ark. --Greenville Herald Banner, Wed, 7 Mar 1962 :2; Deaths, Z.D. Barber (3 Jul 1886 - 4 Mar 1962).

Z. D. Barber was born July 3, 1886, in Hutchison, Ark., the son of James and Jane Pittman Barber. He passed away March 5, 1962, at the age of seventy-five years, eight months and two days. Brother Barber was educated in Krutchsinger Bible School at Elliotsville, Ind.; Kimberlin Heights Bible School in Tennessee; and Freed-Hardeman College in Henderson, Tenn. He received an honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity from the American Bible College of Wilmington, Del. He began his work as a preacher in the church at the age of eighteen, serving churches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Indiana, Texas, and Missouri. He also did extensive work in behalf of Christian colleges and children's homes. He served Harding College at Morrilton, Ark., now at Searcy, as business agent. He was superintendent of Boles Home from 1928 until 1936. He founded Sunny Glen Children's Home, now located at San Benito, Texas. In 1907 he was married to Miss Millisa Susan Grady, who preceded him in death in December of 1932. In December of 1933, he was married to Miss Ruth Shoptaw in Dallas. At the time of his death he was a member of the Johnson Street church of Christ. Two of his sons preceded him in death: Leon Barber in 1924 and H. L. Barber in 1958. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruth Barber, of Greenville; three sons, Z. D. Barber, Jr., Hyattsville, Md., W. G. Barber, Lufkin, Texas, James Thomas Barber, of Palo Alto, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. C. P. Crosskno, Commerce, Texas, and Mrs. Floyd Holder, of Paris, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Maude Gibbs, Ferris, Texas, and Mrs. Ada Hayes, Tuckerman, Ark.; thirteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were conducted on March 8, 1962, at the building of the Johnson Street church of Christ in Greenville, with V. E. Howard and the writer speaking words of comfort to the bereaved. The body was laid to rest in Forest Park Cemetery. Foster L. Ramsey, Sr. - Gospel Advocate, April 12, 1962, page 239.


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