Obituaries

Beatrice Walls Barr -

Beatrice Walls Barr, age 101, of Shady Valley, Tennessee died on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Mountain City Care and Rehab Center in Mountain City, Tennessee.  Beatrice was born on June 13, 1911 and was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Barr, and children, William (Clay) Barr, Gay Barr Carson, and Allen Bennett Barr.  She is survived by grandchildren, James Carson, Jr. and Laura Jane Carson of Atlanta, Georgia; great granddaughter, Katharine Carson of Texas; daughters-in-law, Jean J. Barr and Wilda K. Barr of Knoxville, Tennessee; son-in-law, James Carson, Sr. of Atlanta, Georgia; numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends Mary Cornett, Betty Plummer, and Loetta Woodell.

Mrs. Barr was a graduate of Oak Hill Baptist Academy High School, Virginia Intermont College and East Tennessee State University.  On her 85th birthday, she was recognized by ETSU with an outstanding alumni achievement.  Beatrice had a teaching career that spanned forty years. She was active in the Shady Valley Home Demonstration Club and member of Shady Valley Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir.  She was a member of Maple Chapter of the Eastern Star.  Beatrice was an avid gardener and enjoyed sharing the bountiful harvests of her vegetable and flower gardens.

The funeral service was conducted at 7:00 P.M. Monday, March 18, 2013 in the Riverview Chapel at Garrett Funeral Home with Pastor Danny L. Williams, Sr. officiating.  The committal service and interment were at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Lebanon Cemetery in Chilhowie, Virginia.  The family received friends from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Monday prior to the funeral service at Garrett Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting www.garrettfuneralhome.com. Mrs. Barr and her family are in the care of Garrett Funeral Home, 203 N. Shady Ave., Damascus, VA 24236.