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“I'm so sorry to hear of the death of Barbara. I just heard about it last night. The family is in my thoughts and prayers. ”
1 of 46 | Posted by: Renee Bourland Bell - Batesville, AR

“Kerry, there are no words of comfort that I have to offer, but know that our awesome God has a resting place for you and your family. Kenneth...Read More »
2 of 46 | Posted by: Kenneth and Marsha Campbell - TX

“I meet barb when Meagan joined Girl Scouts she was a great leader and a blessing to know. ”
3 of 46 | Posted by: Gail earnest - Friend

“I am so sorry for you loss. We will keep your family in our prayers. ”
4 of 46 | Posted by: Gene and Betsy Benson

“Kerry & Family so very sorry for your loss. I pray that God gives you the strength to get through your trying times. I have you all in my Heart &...Read More »
5 of 46 | Posted by: Virgil & Shirley Hitchcock

“Kerry, In attempting to give you comfort words fail me. I con not fathom your lose. I can only pray that our God of Peace bring you comfort, and the...Read More »
6 of 46 | Posted by: Jim & Sherrie Jones - El dorado, AR

“Kerry, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. She is definitely going to be missed. Her smile was so contagious. May God...Read More »
7 of 46 | Posted by: Ross and Vicki Scalise - Conway, AR

“We will truly miss Barbara, but will see her again when we get to Heaven. Would have loved to be at the funeral, but both of us are sick, and do not...Read More »
8 of 46 | Posted by: Bob & Bonnie Barker - Little Rock, AR

“Kerry I am so sorry for the loss of your wife Barbara. are prayers will be with you and your family . I pray that God will lift up his face and...Read More »
9 of 46 | Posted by: Johnny and Shirley Sammons - AR

“Kent & I are so sorry for the loss of your loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and daughter. The next few days and weeks may be difficult to...Read More »
10 of 46 | Posted by: Kent & Wilma Roberts - Manila, AR

“Kerry, I'm so very sorry. I've always thought so much of both of you. Her love & faithfulness to The Lord has and will remain to be such a blessing...Read More »
11 of 46 | Posted by: Misty Ruhl - Paragould , AR

“Barbara was an amazing woman. She always had a kind word and a beautiful smile to give. She will be missed. ”
12 of 46 | Posted by: Brandy Moss

“Kerry and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. May God bless you. ”
13 of 46 | Posted by: Trina Eichorn Pearson - Manila, AR

“Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you all during this difficult time. . ”
14 of 46 | Posted by: melissa and david Aceves - AR

“Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you all during this difficult time. ”
15 of 46 | Posted by: Karen O'Dell - Hope, AR

“I just want to say how saddened I am at the loss of Miss Barbara. Through nursing school her door was always open to me and my fellow classmates, she...Read More »
16 of 46 | Posted by: Melissa Freeman - Paragould, AR

“I send my most sincere condolences in the your time of loss.She will missed by all of her Pathways friends. ”
17 of 46 | Posted by: Jackie Edmonds - Mountain Home, AR

“I was saddened in hearing of the passing of Ms. Baker. We spent lots of time talking about the services provided by Career Pathways, the best...Read More »
18 of 46 | Posted by: La Warn Rodgers

“I am so sorry for your loss. Barbara will be missed in so many ways. We will be praying for you and your family. ”
19 of 46 | Posted by: Liz - Friend

“Please know that I am praying for your family during this time. Ms. Barbara was such a warm and friendly person; she will be missed. ”
20 of 46 | Posted by: Kathy Reaves - El Dorado, AR

“It was a joy to serve as a team member with Barbara. She will be greatly missed in the Career Pathways Initiative. ”
21 of 46 | Posted by: Abbie Robinson - Forrest City, AR

“I'm very sorry for your loss. I knew Ms. Barbara from working with her in Career Pathways. She was always kindhearted and always willing to help...Read More »
22 of 46 | Posted by: Danny Shaull - Career Pathways

“My deepest sympathies are with you and your family. Barbara had such a positive spirit and will be greatly missed by her Career Pathways family. It...Read More »
23 of 46 | Posted by: Nancy Sparks - Little Rock, AR

“May God keep the family and friends during this difficult time. ”
24 of 46 | Posted by: Lisa FUller - Associate

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
25 of 46 | Posted by: Kim Lovelace - Melbourne, AR

“Barbara will be missed by all of her Career Pathways family. She was such a diligent, hard worker and so respected as a knowledgeable Program...Read More »
26 of 46 | Posted by: Dr. Karon J. Rosa - Little Rock, AR

“Kerry & family: So sorry to read of the passing of Barbara. May God be with you and your family during your time of grief ”
27 of 46 | Posted by: Melvin L. Browning, Clinton, Ar - AR

“You will be missed by many brother and sisters in CMA. May you rest in the arms of our loving Savior, Jesus Christ. May He comfort your family and...Read More »
28 of 46 | Posted by: Eric W. Johnson - Concordia, KS

“What a Beautiful lady who loved the Lord. She is Now in the arms of our heavenly Father. My prayers are with your family. All my love! ”
29 of 46 | Posted by: Pjay Breckenridge - Newport , AR

“So Sorry for your loss sir. She left this world a better place . ”
30 of 46 | Posted by: Richard Brown - Hot Springs, AR

“I never had the privilege of meeting Barbara, but new her through Facebook. She seemed like a wonderful and loving person. Jerry new her and Kerry...Read More »
31 of 46 | Posted by: Jerry and Verna Inman - Friend

“To the family we are sorry for the loss . We are praying for the family . ”
32 of 46 | Posted by: Don Martin road captain for El Dorado springs mo chapter - MO

“Barbara was a beautiful lady from the inside out. Always more concerned for others than herself. I'm sure she is worshipping at the feet of Jesus now...Read More »
33 of 46 | Posted by: Janet Tune - Manila, AR - Friend

“javascript:select_gift(5, true, 5); No man can speak the words that will take the pain away from the loss of a loved one, only God can touch the...Read More »
34 of 46 | Posted by: Michael & Janette Patterson

“I thankful to have known you as a friend and a sister in Christ. I will miss seeing you but you will always be in my heart and memories. My prayers...Read More »
35 of 46 | Posted by: Vivian Knight - Leachville, AR

“Ms Barbara will be greatly missed. She was such a wonderful person. ”
36 of 46 | Posted by: Angelia Barber - Manila, AR

“Kerry we are so sorry for your family's loss. Barbara was a special person I really enjoyed talking to her. She will really be missed but we know she...Read More »
37 of 46 | Posted by: Frank and Gladys Kirby - Friends

“Kerry, and family I can not even begin to tell you how much pain it causes me to know Barbara is gone but I can tell you that i am over joyed to know...Read More »
38 of 46 | Posted by: Betty Carter - Bondsville, , AR

“Barbara, we hardly got to know you, but we're confident you're with our Savior and Redeemer today. We're praying for your family who mourn your too...Read More »
39 of 46 | Posted by: Bob and Pat Rogers - Jonesboro, AR

“Kerry we are so very sorry for your loss! You and the girls are in our prayers! We love you! Jeri & Denver Dennis ”
40 of 46 | Posted by: Jeri Dennis - friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. ”
41 of 46 | Posted by: Margaret Carter - friend

“Pam, please know that my heart, thoughts, and prayers, are with you, and all of your family, right now. May OUR GOD be with each of you,...Read More »
42 of 46 | Posted by: Carol Deal - Statesboro, GA

“We pray for the grace, peace and faith that comes purely from the throne of God to pour upon you abundantly. Barbara's smile and love is surely a...Read More »
43 of 46 | Posted by: Charles and Karla McCool - AR

“Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time and may you take...Read More »
44 of 46 | Posted by: James Webb - Marianna , AR

“To the family of Barbara Baker I am so sorry for your loss. I know she put up a good fight battling her cancer and I know that she is in no pain ...Read More »
45 of 46 | Posted by: BettyParsleyByrd - Claremore, OK

“Tell Jesus hi my sweet friend you will all be missed by us all It all about Jesus ”
46 of 46 | Posted by: John parsley jr - Manila, AR


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Barbara Anne Baker, age 53 of Manila, passed from this life, Monday October 28, 2013 at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in Augsburg, Germany, she was raised in a military family and had lived in Germany, Kansas, Virginia, and Georgia. Barbara was a 1978 graduate of Lithonia High School in Lithonia, Georgia and later graduated from Arkansas State University in 1982. She had been a Manila resident since 1978 and was the Career Pathways Director at Arkansas Northeastern College. She was an active member of the Bethany Baptist Church in Manila and was a northeast Arkansas representative for the Christian Motorcyclists Association. Barbara was preceded in death by a sister, Jennifer Bourland Gray.

Survivors include:

Her husband, Kerry Baker of Manila

2 daughters;
Julie Baker of Paragould
Emily Baker of Manila

Her parents, James and Billye Gale Bourland of Jonesboro

2 grandchildren, Alyssa Marie Baker and Hayden Gage Turner, both of Paragould

3 sisters;
Pamela Bourland Davis of Statesboro, Georgia
Candace Bourland Hicks of Lubbock, Texas
Stacie Bourland Berry of Jonesboro

Funeral service will be 1pm Thursday October 31, 2013 at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Manila with Rev. Wayne Moore and Rev. Ray Dill officiating. Burial will follow in Manila Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tommy Carter, Alan Morris, Ernest Bearden, Danny Beene, Charles McCool, and Eric Ladue. The family will receive visitors from 6-8 Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Guest register @www.HowardFuneralService.com

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