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Rev. James E. (Jim) Barber


1934 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Rev.  James E. (Jim) Barber Obituary
Rev. James E. "Jim" Barber

Nesbit, MS

Rev. James E. (Jim) Barber, 82, entered into glory Monday, May 22, 2017, following a brief illness. He leaves his wife of 64 years, Ruby LaCroix Barber; his sons, Terry Barber of Alpharetta, GA, and Dennis Barber of Hayesville, NC; his daughters, Teresa Berry of Hernando, MS; Pamela Seymour of Oakland, TN; and Sharon Kyser of Fall Branch, TN; twelve grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Ken Barber; his father, S. T. Barber; his mother, Eddie Gail Seward Mason; and his brother, Earl Barber. Born and raised in Collierville, TN, he was a resident of Nesbit, MS. Rev. Barber spent many years in Louisiana, before returning to the Memphis, TN area. Rev. Barber had a lengthy career in the lumber industry and was a skilled carpenter. Early in his life, he felt God's call to ministry. He entered New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and received his diploma in pastoral ministry. He was ordained to the work of the Gospel Ministry June 23, 1974. Rev. Barber actively served as a teacher, youth leader, Deacon, and Pastor. He was pastor at New Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Horn Lake, MS, where he is deeply loved. A funeral service will be held at Collierville Funeral Home Thursday, May 25, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Dennis Smith, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Corinth, MS will be officiating.The family will receive visitors at the funeral home between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on May 24, 2017
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