Funeral services for Rosie Barfield, 77, of Mountain View, AR formerly of Newellton will be held 3 pm Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Newellton. Interment will follow in Legion Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home. Visitation will be 1 pm until time of service at the church.
Rosie was born in Rison, AR to Buster and Janie Ellen Houchin Cummings and passed from this life on September 4, 2014, in Mountain View, AR.
The year was 1952. Quincy Barfield met Rosie Cummings in a small cafe in Newellton where she worked and was smitten. They knew each other only a few months when Rosie moved with her family to southern California. Very soon afterward Quincy drove from Louisiana to California to ask her to marry him. She said 'yes' and they married on January 15, 1953. Thus began 61 years of devotion to each other.
Rosie was the best homemaker she could be, taking care of the kids, cooking, cleaning, sewing and gardening.
Survivors include daughter Kathy Barfield Gill and husband Luther of Bradley, AR; son Kenny Barfield of Bradley, AR; brother Bill Barfield and wife Monie Jo of Newellton; sister Lela Warren of Newellton; grandchildren: Stacie Campbell, Clifton "Sonny" Gill, Ashley Barfield, Aaron Barfield and Ainsley Barfield; great grandchildren: Rachel Pope and Caleb Gill, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Barfield, Brooks Blanche, Winn Blanche, Sonny Gill, Ray Higgenbothan and Mike Parker.
Online condolences may be made at www.gillfirstnational.com.
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