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Barbara Lou (Carr) Willett

July 14, 1934 — August 30, 2022

Barbara Lou Carr Willett known to most as “Granny Barb” was born on July 14, 1934, to Harold and Dorothy Carr at their home in Stet, Missouri. She departed this life on August 30, 2022, at her home in Moko, Arkansas surrounded by her family. She was 88 years 1 month and 16 days old. Barbara was united in marriage to the love of her life, Bill “Pete” Willett, on November 23, 1955, in Kansas City, Missouri, to this union six children were born. Barbara spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker working alongside Pete on the family farm. In 1960, the Willett Family opened the Salem Livestock Auction where Barbara worked as the office clerk for many years. Barbara was known for her hard work, love of Jesus, and the ability to feed her large family with whatever ingredients she had in her kitchen. There was always room for “one more” at Granny’s table. While Barbara spent many working days tending to the family farm operations, she never missed an opportunity to attend church and teach her children and grandchildren about Jesus. Barbara enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, and spending time with her family. Barbara was a member of the Moko Church of Christ.

Barbara is survived by her husband of sixty six years, three daughters and sons-in-law: Eva (Brian) Gaskins of Violet Hill, Arkansas, Billie Willett of Salem, Arkansas, Regnia (Randy) Bales of Sturkie, Arkansas; one son and daughter-in law: Thadnel (Pam) Willett of Sturkie, Arkansas; nine grandchildren: Ryan Howard, Ashley Johnson, Anthony Howard, Andrea Bales, Heather Gilbreath, Brittney Fowler, Nathan Bales, Jason Willett, and Chad Willett; eighteen great-grandchildren; one brother: Tommy Carr of Sturkie, Arkansas: one sister: Stephany Link of Bosworth, Missouri: and a host of relatives and many good friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and twin infant sons, Ronald and Donald.

Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Friday, September 2, 2022, at the Salem Church of Christ in Salem, Arkansas with David Turnbough, Ryan Howard, and Chad Willett officiating. Visitation will be 12:00 P.M. until time of service on Friday, September 2, 2022, at the Salem Church of Christ in Salem, Arkansas. Interment will be Friday, September 2, 2022, in the Stateline Cemetery in Moko, Arkansas. Pallbearers will be Brent Wood, Charlie Ballard, Trapper York, Rocky Smith, Colt Emery, and Jeremy Skaggs. Honorary pallbearers will be John Emery, Marvin Maguffee, Roger Bryant, Rick Pate, David McHenry, James Wood, Frank Ballard, and Guy Bassham. Memorials may be made to the Stateline Cemetery or to the Moko Church of Christ. Arrangements are under the direction of Barker Funeral Home, LLC, in Salem, Arkansas.


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Visitation

Friday, September 2, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Salem Church of Christ

144 U.S. 62, Salem, AR 72576

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Funeral Service

Friday, September 2, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Salem Church of Christ

144 U.S. 62, Salem, AR 72576

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Interment

Friday, September 2, 2022

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