Betty Jean Barr died Oct. 21. She was born May 24, 1944 in Pell City, Ala. to Warren & Mary Walton. She moved to Portland after graduating from Ullman High School in Birmingham, Ala. in 1962.
Shortly afterward, she married Floyd Barr in 1964. She became a widow at an early age and devoted her life to her family. She was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed cooking and being the life of the party.
Although Betty was diagnosed with cancer five months ago, she faced her illness determined to beat it. She is survived by her son, Carey (Kyra) Barr of Portland, and daughters, Natalie Barr of Portland, and Catrina Barr of Douglasville, Ga. Her grandchildren, Branden Berry, Hadiya Barr, Caleb Barr and Kalila Barr. She is also survived by her sister-in-laws Vertie M. Spikes (Leslie), Luvernia Douglas and Leola Barr all from Portland, and a host of nephews, nieces, numerous cousins, relatives and special friends.
Her memorial celebration was Nov. 2, at Bethel AME church. Arrangements by Terry Family Funeral Home.