Kathy Barr, age 62, of Bishop, died on Saturday, April 20, 2013.
A native and lifelong resident of Athens, Kathy was a daughter of the late Myrtle Strickland and Walter A. Mize Jr., and was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law, Teresa and Johnny Lester.
Kathy was employed for over 30 years with Athens-Clarke County and was an active member of GAP Group and the GAAO. She had also worked for the University of Georgia and operated a day care center. Kathy had a longtime affiliation with the Athens Women's Bowling Association where she was Past Director and Past Manager.
Survivors include her husband of 22 years, Wayne Barr; four children: Tere Beale, of Bishop, Genie (Chris Ransome) Beale, of Watkinsville, Amanda Barr, of Athens, and active Navy serviceman Jason Barr, of Athens; two grandchildren: Kristina Beale and Jackson Ransome; aunts, uncles, and many, many cousins. Also surviving are many special family members, including Sarah Fields, Sherrie and Greg Crowe, Sheila, Charles and Hayden Gregory, Joy Landers, Joi Marie McMorrough and Daelen McMorrough, and Anita and Larry Pinson.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home East.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, at the chapel of Lord & Stephens East, with the Rev. Blair Tolbert officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Flowers are optional. Memorials may be made to the
, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home East, Athens, is in charge of the arrangements.www.lordandstephens.com