The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour.
Mrs. Barrs went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at the residence.
Born Oct. 21, 1931, in Habersham County, she was the daughter of the late Marvin T. and Mamie Chambers Gragg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Benny Thomas Barrs; infant son and daughter; daughter, Helen Louise Gosnell; sister, Lois Crane; brothers, Homer, Travis, Jessie, Bennie and Danny Gragg; and one granddaughter.
Mrs. Barrs was of the Baptist faith. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Diann and Leon Jenkins of Clarkesville, Martha and Dennis Gosnell of Homer and Donna and James Fry of Clarkesville; daughter, Jeannette Barrs of Alto; son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Tina Barrs of Clarkesville; sisters, Lillian Baty of Highlands, N.C., and Ann Gosnell of Clarkesville; sister and brother-in-law, Ruby and Lloyd Davis of Demorest; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren.
Those wishing to express online condolences to the Barrs family may do so by visiting whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
The Northeast Georgian
October 31, 2012