Barbara Elizabeth Busby, 94

Funeral services for Barbara Elizabeth Busby, 94, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, formerly of Bakersfield, were held Feb. 15, 2018, at the Bakersfield Assembly of God Church. Mrs. Busby died Feb, 12 in Mountain Home.

She was born March 8, 1923, in Fifty-Six, Arkansas, the daughter of John Henry and Fanny Jane Sutterfield Smith. On Oct. 15, 1943, in Lake City, Arkansas, she married Coy Busby. 

She picked cotton around Caraway, Arkansas in her earlier years. In 1965 she moved to Bakersfield, where she made her home with her husband and their children. She was a homemaker and helped on the farm. After moving to town, she enjoyed walking and could often be seen walking around town. She also enjoyed riding the OATS bus with her friends.

She was a member of the Bakersfield Assembly of God Church and was always faithful to attend services when she was able to be out.

She is survived by three children, Sue Hill and husband Jim of Tumbling Shoals, Arkansas, Carilyn Busby of Gassville, Arkansas, and Albert Busby and wife Jill of Bakersfield; two brothers, Hanford Smith and wife Roberta of House Springs, and Benford Smith and wife Maxine of Big Flat, Arkansas; one sister, Ruby Wilkins of Mountain Home; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, who died Aug. 3, 2006; her parents; eight brothers and two sisters, and one granddaughter, Ladonna Parker.

Burial was  in Bakersfield Cemetery.

Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.

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