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Beatrice Guill Barker / August 24, 2017

Beatrice “Tina” Guill Barker, 99, of Scottsburg, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. She was born in Halifax County on July 9, 1918, a daughter of the late Charlie R. Guill and Mary Snead Guill. She was married to the late James Edward Barker and was a member of Fork Baptist Church.

Ms. Barker is survived by one son, Teddie Barker and wife Judy of Scottsburg; one daughter-in-law, Patricia Barker of Waverly; four grandchildren, Timmy Barker and wife Teresa of South Boston, Tracey Powell and husband Walter of Halifax, Chris Barker and wife Dana of Spotsylvania County, David Barker and wife Caitlin of Atlanta, five great-grandchildren, Tristian Barker, Jack Barker and Landon Barker, Ryan Powell and Jarrett Powell; special friends Dwight Link, Carolyn Loftis, Francis Traynham, Ed and Ann Chaney, Aubrey and Maggie Heath, Jay and Janet Blevins.

She was preceded in death by one son, Jimmy Barker.

A funeral will be held Thursday, Aug. 24, at 11 a.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Aubrey Heath and Rev. David Barker officiating. Burial will follow in Fork Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family received friends Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m. and other times at her home, 3131 MacDonald Road, Scottsburg.

Memorials may be directed to a charity of your choice.

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Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home.

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