Paul Burton Barber, Sr.

1931 – 2016

Mr. Paul Burton Barber, Sr. of Cottondale died on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at his residence after a short battle with cancer. Mr. Barber was born on May 24, 1931 and was a lifelong resident of this area and a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church.  He was a devoted family man, and an avid hunter and fisherman.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Flora G. Barber; his parents Roy D. and Eula Shores Barber; one sister Avaline Gayle Barber;  and two brothers, William “Bill” Barber and Douglas Barber. Survivors include his brother Don Barber; two sons Paul Burton Barber, Jr. and Walter Alan Barber and wife Lynn of Southport, FL; one daughter Susan Barber Sweeney and husband Steve of Milton, FL; four grandchildren: Trae Barber and wife Niki; Jonathan Barber and wife Shea; Timothy Barber and wife Ashley; and Rachael Barber and Frankie Stallings; eight great-grandchildren: Bryce Barber, Aiden Barber, Dylan Barber, Kaelie Stallings, Emily Barber, Abby Barber, Baylor Barber, and Isla Barber.

Services will be held on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 2:00pm at the Marianna Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Elligson officiating. Interment will follow in the Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30pm to 2:00pm at Marianna Chapel.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Covenant Care Hospice of Marianna.

Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online.

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