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Elizabeth Barr Obituary

Elizabeth Page "Betty" Barr


Elizabeth Page "Betty" Barr, 88, formerly of Staunton, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Augusta Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born on October 14, 1923, in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, daughter of the late George Brooks and Nellie Belle Harris Hutchens. On April 24, 1943, she married Hugh C. Barr, who preceded her in death on May 30, 2006. She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Eugene F. Stover; one sister, Mary Hutchens Johnson; and four brothers, Isaac Randolph Hutchens, George H. "Pat" Hutchens, John F. Hutchens and Leo E. "Bill" Hutchens. Mrs. Barr was secretary in the Alumni office of Mary Baldwin College for 24 years retiring in December 1987. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church and the Sallie Fuller Circle and the Francis Asbury Class. She enjoyed Quilting, needlework , oil painting and geneolgy. She is survived by two daughters, Joyce Balsley and husband, Leonard, of Stuarts Draft and Barbara Sheets of Cardinal, Virginia; five grandchildren, Roger Harlow of Norfolk, Teresa Losh and husband, Mike, of Stuarts Draft, Tammie Toner and husband, James, of Stuarts Draft, Bonnie Harlow of Newport News and Cathy Shumate of Hampton; four great-grandchildren, Laura Doyle and husband, Adam, of Staunton, Annamarie Losh of Stuarts Draft, Tiffany Toner of Stuarts Draft, and Cassandra Harlow of Hampton; one great-great-granddaughter, Ella Doyle; two sisters-in-law, Ann Hutchens of Waynesboro and Jean Barr of Jacksonville, Florida. A service will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2012, at the Staunton Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes with the Reverend Doug Paysour officiating. Burial will follow at Thornrose Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Gordon Sours, Rusty Sours, Bob Wright, David Rosser, Skippy Lunsford and Adam Doyle. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2012, at Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes of Staunton and other times at the home of her daughter, Joyce Balsley, 230 Stuart Avenue, Stuarts Draft, Virginia. Family and friends may view the obituary and send condolences on line at

This obituary was originally published in the News Virginian.
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Published online on 5/3/2012 courtesy of News Virginian.