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Rev. Larry Joe DeBari

Rev. Larry Joe DeBari, 86, of Barnesville, Ga. passed away peacefully at his home May 25, 2023. He was born in Gadsden, Ala. on Sept. 13, 1937. He married the love of his life, Carolyn, on Dec. 17, 1955 (67 years).
Mr. DeBari was self-employed as a plumber and electrician and also worked for the City of Barnesville and the City of Macon Water Works. He was a devout Christian and later in life dedicated himself to the Lord’s work. He and Ms. Gladys Goodwyn of Forsyth, Ga. reopened the Shiloh Baptist Church on the Monroe-Lamar County line sometime in 1976 or 1977. He served as pastor at the little country church from 1986 until 1997, which he loved. The little church is still thriving today.
His interests included classic cars, antiques, heirloom tomatoes and he collected and restored antique radios.
Mr. DeBari was preceded in death by his beloved mother and daughter, Mildred Wallace Vaughn of Forsyth, Ga. and Vicki Denise Jackson of Barnesville, Ga. respectively.
He is survived by his wife Carolyn Butler DeBari of Barnesville, Ga.; brother Gerald Dean (Reba) DeBari of Pensacola, Fla.; son Gerald (Carren) DeBari of Barnesville, Ga.; daughter Susan (Joey) Proctor of Forsyth, Ga.; grandchildren Tiffany DeBari (Chris Sears) of Barnesville, Ga., Amanda (Eric) Benton of Forsyth, Ga. and Corry DeBari of Barnesville, Ga.; great-grandchildren Emily Morgan Saint and Alice Satira Nadeau of Forsyth, Ga. and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He never met a stranger. He showed his love through actions and lived what he preached. He will be sorely missed.

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