Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn Townsend Barham,92, will be held Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Mark Franklin officiating. Interment will follow in Springhill Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Springhill.
Visitation will be held today from 5 until 7 p.m. with Rosary to follow at 7 p.m. in Bailey Funeral Home Chapel.
Mrs. Barham was born Sept. 21, 1918 in Minden to Edward F. and Barbara Eardhart Townsend and passed away April 17, 2011 in Springhill, following a short illness.
She was a native of Minden and resident of Springhill. Mrs. Barham was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, a member of the Ladies Altar Society and American Legion Auxiliary. She retired from Webster Parish School Board after teaching many years in the Springhill Elementary School System.
She is survived by her daughters, Kay Hughes and husband, Charles and Ruth Barham, all of Springhill; sons, Grey G. Barham and wife, Carol of Tomball, Texas and Michael R. Barham and wife, Barbara of Pineville; grandchildren, Greg Hughes of Lewisville, Texas, Staci Vaughan and husband, Jess of Sarepta, Justin G. Barham and wife, Heather of Dallas, Texas, Lindsay B. Smith and husband, Chad of Tomball, Texas and Michael Hare and wife, Jamie of Silver Spring, Maryland; and nine great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Barham was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 56 years, Greg Sullivan Barham; and her brother, Bernard Townsend.
Pallbearers will be Anthony Manuel, Greg Hughes, Jess Vaughan, Justin Barham, Bill Grimes, Floyd Sterling and Joe Townsend. Honorary pallbearer will be William F. “Billy” Smith, Sr.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, P.O. Box 799, Minden, LA. 71058
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