Mrs. Alice Geneva Barron affectionately known to family and friends as “Gen, “Geneva,” “Granny,” and “Queen B” was born October 11, 1934 to the late Andrew Hansley, Sr. and the late Minnie Blanding Hansley. Geneva died on March 18, 2014.
She received her education in Jeff Davis County Schools. She later moved to Baxley where on Nov. 14, 1960 she met and married, Clarence R. Barron, Sr. (who preceded her in death). Geneva joined St. James A.M.E. Church and she was very active as a class leader, member of Senior Choir, Stewardess Board and secretary of the Improvement Board. She retired from the Appling County Middle School in 1999 after 30 years in food service.
In addition to her parents and husband, Geneva was also preceded in death by sisters, Ella Davis and Mattie Alderman, a brother, Andrew Hansley, Jr. and a grandson, Nicholas Nails.
Survivors include five daughters, Marcia Hall, Flonnie (Dwight) Nails of Baxley, Angela (Leon) Garrett, Valley, AL, Leslie (Alton) Hendricks of Hazlehurst, Carol Mobley of LaGrange; two sons, Albert Maurice (Annita) Barron of Americus and Clarence (Priscilla) Barron, Jr. of Dallas; 23 grandchildren – three devoted grandchildren, Zylphia Hansley of Baxley, Takeela Barron of Tifton and Cyntoria Barron of Baxley, eight great-grandchildren, three sisters-in-law, Matilda Stokes of Jacksonville, FL, Ernestine Barron and Merle Barron of Fort Myers, FL; two brothers-in-law, Artis Barron, Elisha Barron of Fort Myers, FL; two special friends, Carolyn Reeves and Mary Barnum; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 12 o’clock noon on Tuesday, March 25 from St. James A.M.E. Church with the Rev. Earnest Ryals presiding. Eulogy given by the Rev. Douglas Stinson. Interment followed in Old Field Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Kenneth Barron, Henry Hood, Thaddeus Russell, Reginald Fedrick, Ronald Jackson and Willie Russell, Jr.
Honorary pallbearers were the Stewardess of St. James A.M.E. Church, Davita Dialysis, Geraldine Hayes, Lumber City Nursing Home, Wayne and JoAnn Bruce and Ruthie NeSmith.
Musical selections were rendered by Peggy Fletcher, Catherine Pearsey and Tammy Richburg.