Pearl  Barker
Graveside services for Rachael Pearl Gray Barker will be held Friday, July 13, 2018,
at 10:30 a. m. from Bluff Springs Cemetery in Kemper County with the Rev. Michael
Wells officiating. McClain-Hays Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Barker, 87, of Kemper County, died Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in Meridian.
She was a native of Kemper County and lived most of her adult life in Meridian.
She was owner/operator of Pearl's Beauty Salon in Meridian for many years. She was a loving mother and grandmother, and a woman devoted to her faith. Mrs. Barker was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church in Meridian.
Survivors include a daughter, Lynn Bowers (Sidney) of Meridian; sons, G. E. Barker (P. J.) of Enterprise, Dennis Barker of Baton Rouge, La., and Greg Barker (Laurie) of Birmingham, Al.; eight grandchildren, Chris Bowers (Jenny), Steven Bowers (Kim), Tim Barker, Gray Barker, Meagan Smith (Josh), Meredith Barker and Madison Barker; seven great-grandchildren, Morgan Therrien, Simon Bowers, Grace Bowers, Lucy Bowers, Garret Bowers, Logan Bowers and Finley Smith; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Barker was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, L. E. "Dub" Barker; grandson, Kevin Joe Lehne; parents, Rube and Delena Gray; 10 brothers and sisters.
Published on July 12, 2018


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