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Helen Elaine Barber

HELEN ELAINE BARBER, age 74 of Englewood, Tenn. passed away Monday, March 22, 2021, at her home with her husband and children by her side. Elaine was a beloved wife, mother,  sister, and grandmother. She was born in Athens, Tenn., a daughter of the late Milburn and Mildred Ezell and preceded in death by a  brother: Mark Ezell. She was a graduate of McMinn County High School and a lifelong resident of the Athens area. She worked in outside Insurance Sales for most of her adult life. She volunteered for many years at Contact and Welcome Wagon of Athens, Tenn. Elaine was a member of The Order of the Eastern Star Lodge 159 in Athens for many years where she served as Worthy Matron on two occasions. Elaine and her husband Gerald attended Etowah First Christian Church. 
Survivors: Husband of 25 years: Gerald Barber of Englewood, Tenn., Two Daughters and son-in-law: Ann and Andrew Hampton of Signal Mtn., Tenn. Donna Troy  Bearden of Chattanooga, Tenn. Step-son: Gerald Barber, Jr. and wife: Tasha Barber of Riceville, Tenn., Grandchildren: Troy Bearden, II and Preston Bearden of Chattanooga, Tenn., Caleb Barber of Riceville, Tenn and two step grandchildren: Mason Evans and Mallory Lankford, Three Sisters: Darlene Miller of Englewood, Tenn., Delores Belk of Athens, Tenn., Barbara Ezell of Athens, Tenn., Brother: Doug Ezell of Athens, Tenn., several nieces and nephews and a special thanks to the children of Glenn and Gayle Moses. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Friday in the Chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with Chester Brannon officiating. Interment will follow in McMinn Memory Gardens. Active pallbears will be Gerald Barber, Jr., Andrew Hampton, Doug Ezell, Troy Bearden, Troy Bearden, II and Preston Bearden .The family will recieve friends from 5-8 Thursday in the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to www.laycock-hobbs.com/notices/Helen-Barber Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. in charge of arrangements. 

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Ticy. Teague Mar 29 2021 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family. Sorry for your loss.

Faye Freeman Mar 27 2021 12:00 AM

Gerald, So,so sorry about Elaine! We really had some fun times with you!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you ! Sincerely, Jay and Susan Carter

Jay & Susan Mar 26 2021 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy, love and prayers. Lifting you up to God for comfort during this difficult time. Mike and Sue Roberts

Mike and Sue Roberts Mar 25 2021 12:00 AM

In our thoughts and prayers,
Will & Carolyn Cass

Will Cass Mar 25 2021 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. Love and prayers for you and the family.
Susan Lee

Susan Lee Mar 25 2021 12:00 AM

Mom, You were the strongest person Ive ever known. Though you were sick most of your life, you lived your life everyday to the fullest and never made any excuses. You were a wonderful mother. There was never any doubt in my mind that you loved me unconditionally and were always in my corner.
And, oh what a grandmother you were! My children are so lucky to have had you as their grandmother. You did so much for them throughout their lives. You really went above and beyond to make sure you had a very close relationship with them. Your eyes would just light up when you talked about them! I hope you know what a huge impact you have had on their lives and how much they loved you.
You were the one I called when things went really great in my life and you were the one I called when they went really wrong. You were my calm in this storm of life and my greatest cheerleader, and now you are gone. I will miss everything about you. You made me who I am today so I will go on with the strength that you gave me, but I will miss you every day of my life. I hope you knew how much you were loved and how much you will be missed. Donna

Donna Bearden Mar 24 2021 12:00 AM

Gerald and family, we r so saddened to hear this news....we pray that your every need will be met and that all God's comfort and care be real to you. Thankful u all had such a wonderful wife and mom. Much love.....Mike and Linda Stubblefield

Mike and Linda Stubblefield Mar 24 2021 12:00 AM

I will truly miss my friend. She was not only beautiful on the outside but inside as well. We shared a lot of good times . I will always treasure the things she gave to me. My heart grieves for you Gerald and the family. Been there and God will see you thru. Jan Connell

Jan Connell Mar 24 2021 12:00 AM

Gerald, you're in my thoughts and prayers. Elaine was a great friend and will truly be missed.

Pauletta Johnson Mar 24 2021 12:00 AM

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