Tuesday, June 24, 2008



Irene Josephine O'Barr, age 72, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 18, 2008. She was born in Chumuckla, FL on September 23, 1935 and had resided in Jay, FL for the past 35 years. Irene was preceded in death by her parents, Ida and Dade Hopkins and by her husband of 19 years, Cullen O'Barr. She was a loving wife and a wonderful mother to her children.
Irene is survived by her 6 children: Teresa Harris of Clarksville, TN; Jimmy Everage (and Janice) of Ponce De Leon, FL; Elaine Shamloo of Pensacola, FL; Joe Everage of Jay, FL; Sandy Paronto (and Reid) of FT. Myers, FL; and Nell Hendricks (and Howard) of Jay, FL. Sisters: Shirley Taylor (and Carroll) of Abbeville, AL; Mable Smith of Jay, FL; Virginia Sessions (and Ray) of Jay, FL; Minnie Story (and Wayne) of Jay, FL; 12 grand children; 15 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be on Friday, June 20, 2008 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm at Jay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 21, 2008, 3:00 pm at Mt. Carmel Methodist Church, Jay, FL, with Brother Fred Funches officiating.
Pallbearers will be Howard Hendricks, Reid Paronto, Jim Emmett, Greg Dykes, Larry Bates and Charles East.
Special thanks to Covenant Hospice and especially Sue Wilkinson and Kathy Paxton for their loving care.
Jay Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Her children arise and call her blessed. Many women do noble things, but you surpassed them all, Lord give her the rewards she earned and let her works bring her praise at the heavenly gates.
Proverbs 31

Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 6/20/2008.

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