OBITUARIES BARLAR


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BARLAR, Allen Eugene: The Pulaski Citizen,, 01 Mar 1988
Mr. Allen Eugene Barlar, 94, of Nashville, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1988, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Woodlawn Chapel with Willard Collins officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Nashville.  A native of Giles County, Mr. Barlar was the son of the late John and Zana Coker Barlar. He was a veteran of World War I, member of Kern Memorial Methodist Church in Nashville and an employee of the Nashville Banner-Tennessean for forty years.  Survivors include his wife, Beulah Adams Barlar of Nashville; two step-daughters, Edna Hooper and Corinne Taylor, both of Nashville; two sisters, Doris Elias of Lynnville, Alene Gregg of Pulaski; several nieces and nephews.

BARLAR, Annie: The Pulaski (TN) Citizen 29 Dec 1937
Mrs. Annie Barlar, wife of Bernie Barlar, died at her home near Lynnville Friday, December 24th and was buried Christmas Day in the Lynnwood Cemetery, funeral services being conducted by Rev. Knox.  Mrs. Barlar was 51 years of age. All physical aid and close, kind, attention could give nothing more than temporary relief. She knew everything until the last. She had been a Christian since the age of 16. She was true in all the relations of life, as wife, mother, sister, friend, and neighbor. The way in she was loved by her children and sister and the interest in, and fondness for them, displayed her guileless candor, her transparent honesty, and her gentle nature. She will be sadly missed in the neighborhood where she lived but especially in the sacred precincts of her home, where her devoted children sit beneath a dark shadow longing for the touch of a vanished hand and a voice that is now still. May the God of all comfort give consolation from his Holy word.  Legacy is far better than riches. She leaves a husband, five children, Lucile Callahan of Pulaski, Cordell, Brown, Mackie and Melba Barlar, all of Lynnville; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Yarbrough of Pulaski, and one brother, Dan Ingrum, of Holland, Mo., to mourn her loss, to each of whom sympathy is extended.


BARLAR, Belle: The Pulaski Citizen, 19 Jul 1967
Mrs. Belle Barlar, 87, died Monday, July 17, at the Hewitt Home. Services were conducted Tuesday afternoon, July 18, at 2:00 o'clock in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, with Andrew Brown, Church of Christ minister, officiating. Burial was in New Zion Cemetery.  Mrs. Barlar, a native of Giles County, was born September 7, 1879, the daughter of the late Noah and Amanda Pettus Roberts. Her husband was the late Pink Barlar.  Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


BARLAR, Brown Wilkes: The Pulaski Citizen, 2 Jul 1969
Brown Wilkes Barlar, 50, died Thursday, June 26, at his home on Route 3, Lynnville.  Funeral services for Mr. Barlar were held Friday afternoon, June 27, at the Lynnville Church of Christ, with Artie Collins officiating. Burial was in Lynnwood Cemetery.  A native of Giles County, Mr. Barlar was born April 16, 1919, the son of the late Bernie and Annie Ingram Barlar.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Alene Bonds Barlar; three sons, Roger Barlar, Lynnville, Don Barlar, U. S. Navy, Orange Park, Fla., and Larry Barlar, South Shore, Ky.; two sisters, Mrs. J. H. Arnett, Florence, Ala., and Mrs. Elton Check, Cincinnati, Ohio; one brother, Cordell Barlar, California; one half-sister, Mrs. David Bowen, Pulaski; and three grandchildren.  Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


BARLAR, Cora Etna Trice: The Pulaski Record, 22 Jan 1941
Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Etna Trice, 61, who died in Columbia Hospital Wednesday morning, were held Thursday afternoon at one o'clock at the residence, Lynnville, Route 2, conducted by Rev. W. C. Thomas. Burial was in Gibsonville Cemetery. She became a member of the Baptist Church in early girlhood. She is survived by her husband, Leonard Barlar; two daughters, Mrs. Howard Rochelle of Mt. Pleasant and Mrs. Roscoe Rinks of Nashville; one son, Leonard, Jr., of Lynnville; one sister, Mrs. Frank Duncan; and one brother, Edward E. Trice, both of Lynnville. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.


BARLAR, Cornelius Brown: The Pulaski Citizen, 14 Nov 1959
Funeral services for Cornelius Brown Barlar, 80, Nashville resident and a native of Giles County, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Woodbine Funeral Home with the burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park in that city. Mr. Barlar died on Saturday evening, November 14, at a Nashville hospital.  Born in February of 1879, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Alfred Barlar and Frances Lawhorn Barlar. He was a retired carpenter, having lived in Giles County for many years, going to Nashville about ten years ago to live with his son, John W. Barlar. He was a member of the Church of Christ.  Mr. Barlar, in addition to the son, John W. Barlar, is survived by three other sons, G. I. Barlar, B. B. Barlar, and M. B. Barlar, all of Nashville; six daughters, Mrs. Mattie T. Martin, Nashville, Mrs. Nettie Hendricks, Hermitage, Tenn., Mrs. Clarence Warden, Springfield, Mrs. Eugene Alexander, Tullahoma, Mrs. Sadie Guthrie, Miami, Fla., and Mrs. Lucie Simon, Okinawa; three brothers, Leonard Barlar, Lynnville, Tommy Barlar, Culleoka; and one half-brother, George Hollingsworth, Lewisburg; twenty-two grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.


BARLAR, David: The Pulaski Citizen, 17 Jan 1951
Funeral services for David Barlar, 45, farmer of the Seventh Civil District, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. J. P. Littleton of Birmingham, Ala. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery.  He died at 8:52 Tuesday morning at Giles County Hospital after a brief illness.  Mr. Barlar, a member of Jehovah's Witnesses, was a native of Giles County and the son of the late Smith Barlar and Rilla Phillips Barlar. He was born February 17, 1905.  Mr. Barlar is survived by his wife, Mrs. Georgia Lou Hardiman Barlar; two daughters, Mrs. Billy Brown and Miss Mildred Barlar; and one son, Daniel Barlar, all of the home address; his step-mother, Mrs. Mattie Barlar, Pulaski; and three brothers, Floyd Barlar, Bryant Barlar and Braden Barlar, all of Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.


BARLAR, Elzie Clyde: The Pulaski Citizen, 11 Mar 1986
Mr. Elzie Clyde Barlar, 84, of Nashville, died Wednesday, March 5, 1986, after a long illness. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at Woodlawn Chapel in Nashville. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.  A native of Giles County, Mr. Barlar was the son of the late John Maultsby and Zana Lou Coker Barlar. He was a member of the Hillsboro Church of Christ and Lynnville Church of Christ.  Survivors include his wife, Donna Barlar of Nashville; one brother, Eugene Barlar of Nashville; two sisters, Alene Gregg and Doris Elias, both of Lynnville; and 11 nieces and nephews.


BARLAR, Fay Cobb: The Pulaski Citizen, 20 Aug 1988
Mrs. Fay Cobb Barlar, 52, of Madison, died Friday, Sept. 16, 1988, at Parkview Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 19, at Madison Funeral Home with burial in Spring Hill Cemetery.  A native of Giles County, Mrs. Barlar was the daughter of the late Henry and Vashti Cobb. Survivors include her husband, Bryant Barlar of Madison; one son, Jeff Barlar of Arlington, Texas; one daughter, Pam Walker of Madison; three brothers, James and Jerry Cobb, both of Pulaski, Ed Cobb of Donelson; five sisters, Eleanor Ingram, Elene Cobb and Wilma Hardy, all of Pulaski, Marguerite Hollow of Michigan, and a twin sister, Kay Hamlett of Huntsville, Ala.; one grandchild.


BARLAR, Jack Ray (Infant): The Pulaski Citizen, 31 Dec 1958
Graveside prayer services were held Saturday, December 27, in Maplewood Cemetery for Jack Ray Barlar, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William Barlar of Tupelo, Miss. The child was born Friday night.  In addition to the parents, William and Carol Tinnon Barlar; former residents of Giles County, the child is survived by one brother, Paul Randal Barlar; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Barlar and Mr. and Mrs. Gettis Tinnon, all of Pulaski.


BARLAR, James Monroe: The Pulaski Citizen, 20 Oct 1965
Funeral services for James Monroe Barlar, 95, retired farmer and one of the oldest citizens of the county, will be held at one o'clock Thursday afternoon in Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Gilbert E. Shaffer, East Hill Church of Christ. Burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery. Mr. Barlar died Wednesday morning, October 20, in Giles County Hospital.  Born October 19, 1870, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Barlar. He was a member of the Church of Christ.  His wife, Mrs. Nellie Kate (Pinkston) Barlar, died in 1964.  Mr. Barlar is survived by two sons, Sherman J. Barlar, Miami, Fla., and Woodrow W. Barlar, Pulaski; and one daughter, Mrs. Christine Redus, Memphis; and six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Bennett-May Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


BARLAR, Jesse: The Pulaski Record, 07 Dec 1949
Funeral services for Jesse Barlar, age 41, farmer of the Powell Chapel community, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Bennett-May Funeral Home with J. Clifford Murphy officiating. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery.  Mr. Barlar died Tuesday morning at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Barlar, after a long illness. He was a native of Giles County and was a member of the Church of Christ.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife; a sister, Mrs. Herndon Redus of Memphis; and four brothers, Woodrow Barlar of Pulaski, Sherman Barlar of Denver, Colorado, James J. and Raymond Barlar, both of Miami, Florida.


BARLAR, Jimmy Joe: The Pulaski Citizen, 15 Sep 1965
Jimmy Joe Barlar, 59, hotel employee in Miami, Fla., and son of J. M. Barlar of Pulaski, died unexpectedly at midnight Thursday, September 16, in a Miami hospital. Funeral services and burial took place in that city.  Born March 17, 1906, in Giles County, he was the son of J. M. Barlar and the late Mrs. Nellie Kate Pinkston Barlar. He was a member of the Church of Christ.  In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Tillie Barlar; two brothers, Woodrow Barlar, Pulaski, and Sherman Barlar, Miami, Fla.; and one sister, Mrs. Christine Redus, Memphis.


BARLAR, John C.: The Pulaski Citizen, 30 Nov 1966
Funeral services for John C. Barlar, 85, retired farmer, were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home with the Rev. Henry Cortner officiating. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.  Mr. Barlar died Monday, November 28, in Giles County Hospital following an extended illness. He was a native of Giles County, born April 17, 1881, the son of the late Alfred J. and Francis Lawhorn Barlar. He was a member of the Methodist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Verna Williams Barlar; two daughters, Mrs. Lionel Maxwell and Mrs. Loyd Chapman, Pulaski; two sons, Jerome and Hillard Barlar, both of Giles County; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Leonard Barlar of Yokely and Tommy Barlar of Culleoka.  Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


BARLAR, John Maultsby: The Pulaski Record, 26 Jan 1949
John Maultsby Barlar, 87, farmer, died early Monday morning at his home in the Fifteenth Civil District following a long illness. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lynnville Church of Christ. Burial was in the Lynnwood Cemetery.  Mr. Barlar was a member of the Church of Christ.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Zana Lou Coker Barlar; five daughters, Mrs. Shirley Carpenter, Mrs. Akemore Elias and Miss Ruby Barlar of Lynnville, Mrs. J. E. Gregg of Mooresville, and Mrs. Roberta Waldrop of Nashville; two sons, E. C. Barlar and A. E. Barlar of Nashville; two brothers, J. M. Barlar and P. F. Barlar of Pulaski; and ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


BARLAR, Johnnie Lee Rutledge: The Pulaski Citizen, 24 Jul 1955
Graveside services for Mrs. Johnnie Lee Rutledge Barlar, 91, former teacher in Giles County, will be held at Brick Church Cemetery at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon, with the Rev. Luke N. Dunn of College Grove, officiating.  Mrs. Barlar died Wednesday night at the home of a niece, Mrs. Clara Belle Ingram, after a long illness.  The last member of her immediate family, she was born December 22, 1864, the daughter of the late Dr. John Boles Rutledge and Mary Ann Wood Rutledge. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. She was the widow of Professor L. G. Barlar, an educator in the county for many years.  Mrs. Barlar is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.


BARLAR, Katie Bowen: The Pulaski Citizen, 26 Oct 1966
Funeral services for Mrs. Katie Bowen Barlar, 77, were conducted on Tuesday afternoon, October 25, at 3:30 in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, with the Rev. Billy Craighead officiating. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.  Mrs. Barlar died Monday, October 24 in Giles County Hospital. She was born April 16, 1889, a native of Giles County, and was the daughter of the late David and Julie Bowen. Her husband, Bernie Barlar, died several years ago.  She is survived by one sister, Miss Minnie Bowen; and one brother, David Bowen.  Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


BARLAR, Mattie: The Pulaski Citizen, 8 Mar 1944
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Barlar, 79, who died at the Lewisburg hospital Sunday night, March 5, following a three months' illness, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Spencer Hill Church of Christ in Maury County, conducted by Elder Thomas. Burial took place in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.  She was a member of the Church of Christ.  She was a former citizen of Giles County but had resided with her son, George W. Hollingsworth, at Lewisburg for the past six years.  Besides her husband Mrs. Barlar is survived by four step-sons, Leonard Barlar, Culleoka, Tommie Barlar, Columbia, John Barlar, Pulaski, and Neilus Barlar, Nashville, and twelve grandchildren.


BARLAR, Mattie M. McMillion: The Pulaski Citizen, 25 Feb 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie M. Barlar, 80, resident of the Austin Hewitt Home, were held at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by David East, Church of Christ minister. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery. Mrs. Barlar died at 4 o'clock Friday morning, February 20, at the Hewitt Home after a four weeks illness.  Born July 15, 1878, in Marshall County, she was the daughter of the late John McMillion and Sallie Spivey McMillion. She was a member of the Church of Christ. 
Mrs. Barlar was married three times and survived all three husbands. Her first husband Will Porterfield; her second Charlie Ralston, and her third husband was Smith Barlar.  Mrs. Barlar is survived by two sons, Luther Porterfield, Sumac Community, and Vernon Porterfield, Michigan City, Ind.; four daughters, Mrs. Bryant Barlar, Mrs. Braden Barlar, and Mrs. Everett Park, Pulaski, and Mrs. Elmo Chestnut, Muncie, Ind.; twenty-five grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lillie Adair, Dallas, Texas; and three brothers, Kenneth McMillion, Dallas, Texas, Shirley McMillion, Louisville, Ky., and Roy McMillion, Linton, __.  Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge.


BARLAR, Nell: The Pulaski Citizen, 4 Nov 1981
Mrs. Nell Coffey Chaffin Barlar, aged 87, died Sunday, November 1, 1981, at Maury County Hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 1 o'clock Tuesday, November 3, at Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home, Columbia, with burial in Lynnwood Cemetery, Lynnville. Brown Foster, Church of Christ minister officiated.  She was a native of Giles County, the daughter of the late William F.and Symanthia Wiley Coffey. Her first husband was Mack Chaffin by whom she had children. Her late 2nd husband was Thomas J. Barlar, who was her former brother-in-law.  Survivors include a son, Wilson Chaffin of Stiversville 
and three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.


BARLAR, Nellie Kate Pinkston: The Pulaski Citizen, 12 Aug 1964
Funeral services for Nellie Kate Pinkston Barlar, 80, Giles County resident, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Gilbert E. Shaffer, East Hill Church of Christ minister. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery. Mrs. Barlar died on Sunday, August 9, at Fairhaven Nursing Home, Pulaski.  Born June 22, 1884, in Marshall County, she was the daughter of the late Joe Pinkston and Susie Duncan Pinkston. She was a member of the Church of Christ.  Mrs. Barlar is survived by her husband, J. M. Barlar; three sons, Sherman Barlar and J. J. Barlar, Miami, Fla., and Woodrow Barlar, Pulaski; one daughter, Mrs. Christine Rudes, Memphis; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Clyde Liggett, Lewisburg and Mrs. Willie Moore, Nashville.  Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


BARLAR, Pink F.: The Pulaski Record, 20 Apr 1949
Funeral services for Pink F. Barlar, 83 years of age, who died Friday afternoon, April 15, at his home near Pulaski after a long illness, were held at New Zion Baptist Church at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Lloyd Hickman and Elder J. Clifford Murphy officiated.  Mr. Barlar was a lifelong resident of this county and a member of the Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Belle Roberts Barlar; one brother, Jim Barlar of near Pulaski; and a number of nieces and nephews. Bennett-May and Company was in charge of arrangements.


BARLAR, Sarah Lucile Porterfield: The Pulaski Citizen, 25 May 1966
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Lucile Porterfield Barlar, 55, resident of Route 3, Pulaski, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in Bennett-May Funeral Home. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery. She died unexpectedly Monday morning, May 23, at Giles County Hospital.  Born November 28, 1910, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Will Porterfield and Mattie McMillion Porterfield. She was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses.  Mrs. Barlar is survived by her husband, Braden Barlar; one son, Joe Barlar, Pulaski; seven daughters, Mrs. Elbert Moss, Mrs. Kenneth Richardson, Mrs. Brooks Johnson, all of Pulaski, Mrs. Marshall McGee, Franklin, Mrs. Louis Webb, McKenzie, and Mrs. Ronald Winford and Mrs. Kenneth Ellis, both of Nashville; eleven grandchildren; two brothers, Vernon Porterfield, Indiana, and Luther Porterfield, Pulaski; and three sisters, Mrs. Everett Parks, and Mrs. Bryant Barlar, Pulaski and Mrs. Elmo Chestnut, Munice, Ind.  Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


BARLAR, Thomas Jefferson: The Pulaski Citizen, 7 Aug 1968
Thomas Jefferson Barlar, a resident of Maury County, died Thursday morning, August 2, at the Maury County Hospital.  Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon, August 3, at the Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Eugene Barrett officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.  A member of Bigfield Methodist Church, a retired farmer, and a native of Giles County, Mr. Barlar was the son of the late Alfred and Francie Lawhorn Barlar.  Survivors include his wife, Nellie Coffee Chaffin Barlar; three daughters, Mrs. Pauline Thurman, Columbia, Mrs. Dolly Davis, Wilson, N. C., Mrs. Ruby Lee Austin, Sheffield, Ala.; one brother, Leonard Barlar, Lynnville; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


BARLAR, Verna Lois Williams: The Pulaski Citizen, 30 Jul 1969
Mrs. Verna Lois Barlar, 79, died Thursday, July 24, in Giles County Hospital.
Funeral services for Mrs. Barlar, wife of the late John C. Barlar, were conducted Saturday afternoon, July 26, in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, with the Rev. Rudolph Janes officiating. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.  A native of Giles County, Mrs. Barlar was born September 11, 1889, the daughter of the late Henry Harrison Williams and Mary Elizabeth Burch Williams.  Survivors include two sons, Hillyard and Jerome Barlar, both of Giles County; two daughters, Mrs. Loyd Chapman and Mrs. Lionel Maxwell, Giles County; three sisters, Miss Levert Williams and Miss Flournoy Williams, Pulaski, and Mrs. Mae Morring, California; ten grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


BARLAR, Willie Mae Blair: The Pulaski Citizen, 2 Mar 1966
Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Mae Blair, 45, resident of Route 3, Pulaski, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Gilbert E. Shaffer, minister of East Hill Church of Christ. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery. Mrs. Barlar died Tuesday morning, March 1, in Giles County Hospital.  Born August 14, 1920, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late George E. Blair and Elsie Woodard Blair. She was a member of the Church of Christ.  Mrs. Barlar is survived by her husband, Woodrow Barlar; one son, Larry Joe Barlar, California; two daughters, Miss Sheila Diane Barlar, Pulaski , and Mrs. Mary Joyce Tyrrell, California; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Emma Nell Reneer, Louisville, Ky.; and two half-brothers, George Everett Blair and John Joe Blair, both of Louisville, Ky.  Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  
(Corrections submitted by family... Willie Mae (Blair) Barlar was also known as Willa Mae.  Her actual birth date was October 1, 1920, not August 14.  Emma Nell Reneer was her half-sister, not sister.)


BARLAR, Zana Lou Coker: The Pulaski Citizen, 14 Jan 1953
Funeral services for Mrs. Zana Lou Coker Barlar, 81, were held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Lynnville Church of Christ conducted by Riley Moore of Columbia. Burial took place in the family lot in Lynnwood Cemetery.  Mrs. Barlar died at 2:45 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, January 7, at her home in the Lynnville section, following a long illness.  Born September 1, 1871, in the county, she was the daughter of the late Asa Coker and Amanda Johnson Coker, and was a member of the Lynnville Church of Christ. The last member of her immediate family, she was the widow of the J. M. Barlar, who died January 23, 1949.  Mrs. Barlar is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Shirley Carpenter, Miss Ruby Barlar, and Mrs. Akemore Elias, Lynnville, Mrs. Roberta Waldrop, Nashville and Mrs. Earl Gregg, Mooresville; two sons, A. E. Barlar and E. C. Barlar, both of Nashville; twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Pulaski Funeral Home, Funeral Directors.