Anita B. Barefield, age 86, a former resident of Atkins, died Friday, February 17, 2012, at the Countryside Manor Nursing Facility, in Lamar. She was born September 16, 1925 at Russellville to Lee and Amanda Fulford Hughes. She was of the Assembly of God faith and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ralph; her two sons, Johnny Ray and Bobby Joe; four sisters; and one brother. Survivors include two sons and daughters in-law, George and Susan Barefield of Atkins, Joe and Diane Barefield of Appleton; one brother James; two sisters Virgie and Verna; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Burial was private, at her wishes in Delphia/White Church Cemetery in Russellville, under the direction of Broussard Funeral Home of Russellville.
I enjoyed Anita very much during the time she attended church at Damascus A/G. I was her pastor and I know she loved the Lord.
My grandmother....she has been my only grandmother for 28 yrs. Its hard to believe shes gone. Im really going to miss her.