Anniston - Funeral services for Barbara Jean Israel, 78, of Anniston, will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Gray Brown Service Chapel with the Rev. Jim Kelley officiating. Burial will follow at Edgemont Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Mrs. Israel passed away Sunday at her residence. Survivors include her husband, Norman "Sonny" Israel. Mrs. Israel is preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Idell Tyler. Pallbearers will be John Patterson, Perry King, Steve Hayes, Danny Burrows, Billy Burrows, George Diffie and Jim Mikle. Honorary pallbearers will be John Patterson Sunday School Class. Mrs. Israel was a native and resident of Calhoun County. She retired from McWane Union Foundry and was a member of West Park Heights Baptist Church. Special thanks to the nurses and aides of Gentiva Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Park Heights Baptist Church Building Fund. Gray Brown-Service Mortuary in charge of arrangements. (256) 236-3441 Online condolences made at www.graybrownservice.com
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Published in The Anniston Star on Apr. 2, 2013