December 7, 2021

Mr. Emory Lamar Barber, Sr.

Mr. Emory Lamar Barber, Sr., 79, of Franklin, GA passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Barber was born April 21, 1941 in Roanoke, AL, son of the late Jesse Render Barber and Mary Osteen O’Neal Barber.

He was a member and Deacon of Olive Branch Baptist Church, Franklin, GA.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson, Ben Barber.

Survivors include his wife of 59 plus years, Betty Barber; children, Emory Barber, Jr. (Audrey), Gary Barber (Sherry), and June Barber; siblings, Gail Barber Fite (Hunter), Larry Barber (Diane), and Harry Barber (Cutine); and grandchildren, Ryan, Wayne, Katherine, Lauren, Matthew, Lauren, Faith, and Mallory.

Celebration of Life service will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, December 19, 2020 in the Chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary with Rev. Mark Shelnutt officiating.

Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklin, GA.

The gathering of family and friends will be on Saturday from 1:00-2:00 PM at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, LaGrange, GA.

Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA.


  1. Tesia, Marvin & Family says

    We are so sorry to hear this. Mr. Barber was a great person & friend. Out hearts break for his family. Prayers for Peace & Comfort in the long days, weeks, months to follow. Hr will be missed by Many….

  2. Patty Jiles says

    So very sorry to hear this.

  3. Edith poole Dunson says

    To the Barber Family i am so sorry for your loss you have our deepest Sympathy
    with love always.The Poole Family

  4. I have known Lamar for many years and Betty was a classmate of mine, both are really good people and good friends. Very sorry to hear of his passing, Heard County has lost a good man, praying for his family.

  5. Our condolences to the family. So sorry for your loss. He wad such a Kind hearted Gentleman.

    Your Neighbors
    Frank & Jearlene Strickland ‘s Children!!

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