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Mary H. Cox Barker

Mrs. Mary H. Cox Barker, 89, of Scotts Ferry, passed away Monday, April 19, 2010, in Tallahassee, FL. Mary was born on July 20, 1920, in Pansy, AL and had lived in Calhoun County since 1983, coming from Thomasville, GA. Mary retired from Southern Belle Telephone and Telegraph with 30 years of service. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Chappell Brock. Mary was of the protestant faith. Survivors include her husband, Joseph Barker, of Scotts Ferry, FL; one son, Robert M. Cox, Jr., of Jacksonville, FL; two daughters, Brenda Rochester and Elizabeth Hamer, both of Jacksonville, FL; stepchildren, Joseph S. Barker of Orlando, FL, Anthony R. Avery of Orlando, FL, and Walter M. Avery of Tampa, FL; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and three step grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 23, at 10:00 am (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Charles Dykes officiating. Interment will follow in the Pine Memorial Cemetery in Blountstown. The family will receive friends Thursday, April 22, from 6:00 pm (CDT) until 8:00 pm (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, (ph. 674-2266).

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