Linda Penn Barber

Published 6:40 am Monday, November 22, 2010

The funeral service for Linda Penn Barber, 104, of Bainbridge, Ga., will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Mosley officiating and will conclude at the chapel.

A private interment will be held at Oak City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, at Ivey Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 541, Bainbridge, GA 39818.

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Mrs. Barber was born Oct. 28, 1906, in Monticello, Ga., the daughter of Joseph Linwood Penn and Fannie Davis Blackwell Penn. She died Nov. 18, 2010, at Memorial Manor Nursing Home.

She was a resident of Bainbridge for over 75 years and worked diligently as a homemaker raising her family. Mrs. Barber was the oldest member of First United Methodist Church, the last surviving founding member of Wesley Fellowship Sunday School Class, United Methodist Women, and a Life Member of Circle No. 4. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Mrs. Barber was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Turner Franklin Barber.

Survivors include her son, Turner Franklin Barber Jr. and his wife, Marcia, of Bainbridge; her daughter, Linda Lee Barber of Charleston, S.C.; her sister, Victoria Penn Paschal of Monroe, Ga.; her grandchildren, Susan Barber Riser and her husband, Jimmy, of Columbia, S.C., Joseph Mack Barber and his wife, Betsy, of Macon, Ga., Franklin Curtis Barber and his wife, Michele, of Gray, Ga., Parrish Lee Brown of Atlanta, Ga., and Marci Brown Robinson and her husband, Dan, of Fairfax, Va.; her great-grandchildren, Lauran Riser, Jamie Riser, Bayne Barber, Lindsay Barber, Wolff Miller, Patrick Robinson, Jacob Robinson, Scarlet Barber and Levi Barber; her niece, Mary Jim Penn Cantera of Monticello, Ga.; her nephews, J.D. Penn of McDonough, Ga., Linwood Callaway and his wife, Carolyn, of Griffin, Ga., and Joe Penn and his wife, Cheri, of Bay Minette, Ala.; and a host of great-nieces and great-nephews.

Ivey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.