Kathleen Barber

    Kathleen  Barber, 87, of Murphy, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017, in Hall County, Ga.
    She was born in Pierce County, Ga., to the late James Randall and Effie Laura Powers Dowling.
    Kathleen was owner and operator of Barber’s Interior Design.
    She loved the Lord and her family. Kathleen was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed gardening.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Steven Stone; one brother, Elroy Dowling; and two sisters, Doris Hunt and Louise Stone.
    She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Robert Barber; two sons, William Micheal Boggs of East Palatka, Fla., and Charles Gary Boggs of Murphy; one daughter, Dawn Charleen Jaksa of Murphy; one brother, Junior Dowling of San Mateo, Fla.; four grandchildren, Kimberly Miller, Michelle Brockinton, Joshua Hawkins and Daniel Boggs; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
    Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at Murphy Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pastor Valentin Rusu officiated. Burial was in Memory Hill Cemetery.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Layman Ministries, 414 Zapade Road, St. Maries, ID 83861.
    You may send tributes to the Barber family at www.townson-rose.com.
    Townson-Rose Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.