Thursday, February 07, 2008

Esther Conway 1936 - 2008


Esther Barley Conway, 73, of Pace, FL, born on August 16, 1936 in Coffee County, AL went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 5, 2008.
Esther grew up in the Weeks community, attended Goodman Elementary School, and graduated from Enterprise High School. She will be lovingly remembered as a member of the Barley Family Quartet.
Esther was a member of Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church for 42 years. She worked for A & P for 10 years, Dr. R. E. Dalrymple for 17 years, and retired from the Medical Center Clinic after 13 ½ years of service.
She never knew a stranger and she was very giving to neighbors, friends and family, as well as, giving to members of the community and shut-ins.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Eva Barley; father, Ralph Barley, Sr.; and her sister, Lois Sawyer.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Robert L. Conway; children, Vivian Melton of MS, Linda Newton of GA, Karen Perritt of FL, Robert Cox of GA, Bobby Cox of FL and Daniel Salter of FL; three sisters, Marian Hendrix, Ruth Hawthorne and Cora Abel and one brother, Ralph Barley, Jr. all of FL. Along with many cousins, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be at Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2008.
Funeral services will be at Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2008. The Reverend H. Byrd Mapoles Sr. will be officiating.
Burial will follow at the church cemetery with the Reverend Ronald Carley officiating.
Pallbearers will be Keith Barley, Scott Barley, Carlos Hendrix, Jeff Hawthorne, Austin Hendrix and Steven Sawyer.
Honorary pallbearers will be the adult Sunday School Class members of Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church, Colbert Campbell and Marion Tidwell.
TRAHAN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.
A special thanks to Dr. Matthew Kinzelman, Valerie Barnes, Betty Kirvin, and Wanda Withrow.
Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to ALS Association.

Published in the Pensacola News Journal from 2/7/2008 - 2/8/2008.

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