sed from this life on Friday, August 8 at her home with her family at her side. She was born in Fordyce, Arkansas, on May 7,1926, to Clara Lee Hughes and Neal dark Barnes. She was a country girl who worked hard all of her life. She did the daily chores that were assigned her with a willing and cheerful spirit and never complained. This early life gave her the independence of mind and the determination that she needed to carry her through every trial life would present. Many would examine her life and call it a simple life but that was far from the truth.