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Clifford “Dooley” Barber

Mr. Clifford Bruce Barber of Barnesville, Georgia, affectionately known as “Dooley” departed this life on Saturday, March 23, 2024, one week after celebrating his 82nd birthday with his family.
Clifford was born to the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew and Fannie Mae Fallings-Barber on March 16, 1942, in Lamar County, Georgia. Clifford was the youngest of six. He was preceded in death by his four brothers: Willie B., James, Robert Lee, and Melvin Barber and one sister Yvonne Hardaway.
Clifford joined Mount Sinai CME Church at an early age where he served faithfully receiving numerous awards and recognition including the Torch Award, Perfect Attendance Awards and the Black History Month proclamation from Barnesville City Council addressed to himself and Mount Sinai CME Church. Clifford also served as a Steward until his earthly departure.
Clifford attended Barnesville High & Industrial School. After which, he went on to work as a machine operator at Smith’s Shop (Smith Furniture Manufacturing Company), Aldora Mill (General Tire) and later became the owner and operator of Barber Service Station. Barber Service Station was one of the last full-service stations in Barnesville, Georgia providing highly convenient pick-up services, three grades of gasoline, general auto services including oil changes and auto detailing.
Clifford was active in his community serving on the Superior Court Jury Commission, the Accountability Drug Court, Southern Rivers Energy Nominating Committee, a Life Member of the Lamar County NAACP, and a member of the Larmar County Democrat Committee.
Clifford leaves to cherish his memories his devoted wife of 56 years, Rubie Adkins Barber; two daughters, Latesha and Rhonda Barber both of Barnesville, GA; one beloved granddaughter, Toriana Barber of Barnesville, GA; two sisters in law, Charlotte Barber of Barnesville, GA and Mary Barber of Orlando, FL; two brothers in law John Adkins of Dayton, OH and Charles (Agnes) Adkins of Gray GA; loving nieces and nephews as well as a host of many relatives and friends.
Funeral Service for Clifford was held Friday, March 29, 2024, at 11:00 am at Bethel Baptist Church in Barnesville with Senior Pastor James C. Marable presiding and Reverend Dr. William S. Banks of Mount Sinai CME Church of Milner officiating. Interment followed the service in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

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