Kaye Rich Barber

Published 6:31 am Monday, November 22, 2010

Funeral services for Kaye Rich Barber, 47, of Bainbridge, Ga., will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, at Climax Baptist Church with the Revs. Steve Poppell, Jimmy Weaver and David Rich officiating.

Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery with Chris Jensen, Kyle Horne, Jimmy Moore, Charlie Cook, Billy Weathers, David Whittaker, Scott Vulgamore and Trevor Green serving as active pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, at Climax Baptist Church. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, 101 W. Water St., Bainbridge, GA 39817 or Climax Baptist Church, P.O. Box 37, Climax, GA 39834.

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Kaye was born Oct. 23, 1963, in Bainbridge, the daughter of Herbert and Fran Rich. She died Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at her residence.

She was a graduate of Bainbridge Christian Academy, Class of 1981, and a graduate of Bainbridge College, Class of 1993. She was a cabinet drafter for Hall’s Cabinet Works, a member of Climax Baptist Church, and actively involved with the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

She was the featured subject in a special edition published in October by The Post-Searchlight in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It chronicled her long, battle with the disease and the bravery with which she faced each day with a smile. She calmly told listeners, “If the worst happens, give it to God … He is the one in control … and Every day I have on this earth is a gift, and I know it.”

Survivors include her husband, Tony Barber of Bainbridge; her sons, Quinton Lanier and his wife, Audrey, and Brandon Barber, both of Bainbridge; her daughters, Savannah Barber and Jenni Barber, both of Bainbridge; her mother, Fran Rich of Bainbridge; her sister, Linda McNease of Bainbridge; her nephew, Kerry McNease; her niece, Kacey McNease; her grandchildren, Heidi Faith and Ryan Kayne; and several aunts and uncles as well as a host of friends.

Ivey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.