March 19, 2014

Barbara Ann Defore

Ms. Barbara Ann Defore, 67, of Dalton, departed this life Tuesday afternoon, March 18, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Barbara was born Oct. 23, 1946, in Dalton, a daughter of the late Otis Robert and Della Lee Williams Defore. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Calvin Lee and Jimmy Wayne Defore.

Barbara was a faithful member of Welcome Hill Baptist Church. She was a 1965 graduate of Westside High School and worked for more than 33 years in human resources at AdBac (formerly Rogers Finishing) and for more than 20 years at Lynn’s Hallmark Cards at Walnut Square Mall.

She is survived by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Sandra and Michael Hough of Calhoun, and Kathy and Johnny Brooks of Rocky Face; brother and sister-in-law, Robert Timothy and Gail Defore of Tunnel Hill; special sister-in-law, Joliene Defore of Tunnel Hill; special nephew who was her son at heart, Casey Brooks; special caregivers, Joliene Defore, Sharon York, Ashley Trentham, Holly Brooks and Brenda Williams; very special friend, Barron Bryant; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Services to celebrate the life of Ms. Barbara Ann Defore will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Ponders Melrose Chapel with the Rev. Scott Winters and the Rev. Kevin Becker officiating.

She will be laid to rest at Dunagan Cemetery in Rocky Face with Matthew Brooks, Casey Brooks, Gary Arnold, David Arnold, Barron Bryant and Jerry Reddix serving as pallbearers. Billy Joe Pickens will serve as honorary pallbearer.

The family will receive friends at Ponders Melrose Chapel today from 5 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Arrangements are by Ponders Melrose Chapel, Dalton; (706) 226-4002.

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