February 01, 2019


William "Pete" Barber
March 23, 1944 - January 31, 2019

William E. "Pete" Barber passed away Thursday afternoon January 31, 2019 at his home in Pine at the age of 74. He was an active member of Musterground Missionary Baptist Church, where he was the song leader and a Sunday school teacher. Pete was a good Christian man that always loved the Lord and his church family. He worked at Borden, Inc. for 18 years before becoming the manager of a Pigott Oil gas station in Franklinton for 9 years. Pete then began a 15 year career with the maintenance crew of the Department of Transportation and Development, until his recent retirement. He always enjoyed working outside, either tending to his beef cattle, working in his garden or splitting firewood. Pete was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Survived by: Wife of 45 years: Helen Jarrell Barber of Pine; Son: James Barber of Tylertown, MS; 2 Daughters and a Son in law: Angela Barber of Covington, Amy and Scott Harrison of Franklinton; Grandson: Nick Jenkins of Pine; 3 Sisters and Brothers in law: Faye and Marlin Riley of Mt. Hermon, Nell Creel, Lucy Merle and Mickey J. McCain all of Tylertown; Sisters in law and Brothers in law: Eula Mae and Bob Graves, Betty Temples all of Angie, Dot Graves, Doyle and Faye Jarrell all of Franklinton; Numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents J.W. Barber and Dora Turnage Barber, father in law and mother in law Estis and Edna Jarrell.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday February 1st from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm and after 9:00 am on Saturday. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 11:00 am Saturday with Eld. Duane Ball and Eld. Mark Harrison officiating. Burial will follow in the Magee Cemetery at Lawrence Creek.

Pallbearers: Donald Lowery, Ronald Lowery, Jeremiah Freeman, Byron Brumfield, Danny Neilson, Lester Thomas

Honorary Pallbearers are his friends and coworkers with the maintenance crew of the DOTD, Linus Magee, Joseph Magee, Harold Thomas