Wills, Elizabeth Handy Barbre

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wills_elizabeth_handyElizabeth Dyre Handy Barbre Wills, age 88 of Dublin passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at her home. Born July 12, 1925 in Glade Springs, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Hallard Lundy Handy and Fannie Victoria Porter Handy, and the last surviving member of her birth family. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” Wills; and former husband & father of her children, Marvin Britt Barbre; one daughter, Lynn Price; three brothers and five sisters.

Liz was a member of the Dublin Baptist Church and practiced a personal faith exhibited by her love of family, the beauty of nature and by living a quiet humble life. Mrs. Wills enjoyed cooking, sewing, cleaning and providing a wonderful home. She retired from the Radford Army Ammunition Plant after which she owned and operated a small alteration business. Liz will long be remembered for her beautiful smile, devotion to others and her joy in finding beautiful glassware at every antique and thrift shop near and far.


Children & spouses

Carol B. & Otis C. Davidson-Dublin

Ginger B. & Dan Davis-Kingsport, TN

Marvin W. & Roena Barbre – Roanoke

Connie B. & Danny Haga-Dublin

Fourteen Grandchildren-

Twenty four Great Grandchildren-

Funeral services will be held Thursday, 12 noon, April 24, 2014 at the Bower Funeral Home Chapel, Pulaski with Rev. Marvin W. Barbre officiating. Interment will follow in the New Dublin Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Dublin.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until service time at Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski.

The family wishes to thank Good Samaritan Hospice for Elizabeth’s care and their support of the family.

To sign the online guestbook, visit www.bowerfuneralhome.com

Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski is handling the arrangement for the family. 540-980-6160