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Eugene Barber

A Graveside service will be held at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Brushy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Columbia, for Eugene “Gene” Barber, 78 of Columbia, who passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Forrest General Hospital. Dr. Joe Wiggins and Bro. Corey Odom will officiate. Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the Hathorn Funeral Home.

As a lifelong resident of Marion County, Gene served his nation faithfully as a member of the United States Army. He was an accomplished truck driver and won two state titles while driving for Texaco Trade and Transportation. He loved hunting, fishing, and gardening. He was a member of North Columbia Baptist Church, and he loved his family and Lord very dearly.

He was preceded in death by his Parents, Willie & Dorothy Barber; one Son, Glen Barber; two Brothers, H.L. Barber, Bro. Donnie Barber; and one Grandchild, Ryan Cooper.

He is survived by his Wife of 55 years, Theresia Barber, of Columbia; one Daughter, Brenda Cooper (Billy Paul), of Columbia; two Brothers, Bro. Thomas R. "Bill" Barber (Peggy), of Columbia, Bro. Douglas Barber (Marilyn), of Columbia; two Grandchildren, Courtney Holland (Chad), of Columbia, Kelsey Cooper, of Columbia; five Great Grandchildren, Maddi Holland, of Columbia, Makenzie Holland, of Columbia, Cooper Holland, of Columbia, Levi Cooper, of Tylertown, Weston Cooper, of Carson; and a number of Nieces and Nephews.

His Nephews will serve as Pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Building Fund at North Columbia Baptist Church.

Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at


Eugene Barber
July 27, 1939 - May 13, 2018





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