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Barer, Larry B. (Cleveland)

Friday, August 12, 2022
On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, Larry B. Barker, loving husband, daddy and papa, passed away at the age of 66, after suffering a major stroke in December of 2014 that left him with numerous health issues he battled until his passing.

Larry was born in St. Petersburg, Fl., but lived the majority of his life in the Upstate area of South Carolina, where he and his wife of 40 years, Donna Spearman Barker, raised their daughter, Melissa. In 2013, Larry and Donna moved to the East Tennessee Mountains, where he lived until his passing.

Larry loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and gardening, while his health allowed, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family and being a Papa. He loved his granddaughters, who were the light of his life.

Larry was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Joanna Starr Barker; parents, Junior and Joanne Barker; numerous aunts and uncles; and niece, Lindsey Barker.

Larry is survived by his wife, Donna; daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Chris Hendricks; granddaughters, Gracelyn and Ansleigh Hendricks; brothers, Randy (Sherry) and Robbie (Cindy) Barker; sisters, Tanya Hammond (Danny) and Louise Barker; aunt, Peggy Groce; brothers-in-law, Rufus Jr., Gary, Victor and Bobby Spearman; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

An informal Memorial Service is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 19 starting at 6 p.m. at Shelter #5 at Paris Mountain State Park in Greenville, SC. We will share stories and memories in celebration of Larry’s life, followed by a potluck dinner. All friends and family are invited to attend. Please feel free to bring any pictures and stories you would like to share.

Davis, James Edwin "Smiley" (Decatur)

Alder, Mary Helen (Jasper)

Peppers, Evie Lee Goodman (LaFayette)


James Edwin “Smiley” “Dean” Davis, 66, of Decatur, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2022. He is preceded in death by his parents: Condon and Leota Miller Davis, sisters: ... (click for more)

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Davis, James Edwin "Smiley" (Decatur)

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Alder, Mary Helen (Jasper)

Mary Helen Alder, 77, of Jasper, Tennessee was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 22, 2022. She was born to the late Floyd Douglas Freeman and Hazel Geneva Poe Freeman on June 12, 1945. She was married to the late Paul Alder and was of the Baptist faith. Helen loved flowers, spending time with her family and doing yard work. She loved her grandchildren, ... (click for more)

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Winford Paul Cantrell, Jr.

Winford Paul Cantrell, Jr., 63, of Harrison, Tennessee, passed away September 24, 2022, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Dec. 14, 1958, to the late Mary Agnes Caruso Cantrell and Winford Paul Cantrell, Sr., in Chattanooga. Winford was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Masonic Limestone Lodge #176. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming, ... (click for more)

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