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Barbara Bankhead

Female 1927 - 2018  (90 years)

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  • Name Barbara Bankhead 
    Born 6 Nov 1927  Jasper, Walker, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 18 Jul 2018  Jasper, Walker, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13270  Martin Family
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2020 

    Family John Thomason Oliver, Jr 
    Married 1952  Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Family ID F5155  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • Barbara Bankhead Oliver
      1927 - 2018

      Barbara Bankhead Oliver died peacefully on July 18, 2018. She was born November 6, 1927, in Jasper, Alabama, the third daughter to Emelil Crumpton and Walter Will Bankhead.

      She attended Shorter College in Rome, Georgia, then left for travels abroad, exploring much of Europe and South America, before moving to New York City to work and study dance. Returning to Alabama in 1952, she married John Thomason Oliver, Jr. and, after two years in New Jersey at Fort Monmouth, the couple moved to Jasper which became their lifelong home. As the mother of five children, Barbara was an amazing multi-tasker for her household, a marvelous cook and hostess who still found time to participate in her children's activities while working tireless in service to St. Mary's Episcopal Church. She and John began making trips to Ireland in the 1970's and built a house in County Cork on Roaring Water Bay in the 1990's. They were never happier than during visits to their cottage by the sea with its breathtaking view, seeing friends they had made in this special place, and welcoming family for vacations. Barbara loved her family mightily, and we are grateful for her extraordinary life.

      Barbara was preceded in death by her siblings, Blossom, Sis, and John, and a grandson, John Thomason Oliver, IV.

      She is survived by her husband of 65 years, John Thomason Oliver, Jr. her children: Melissa Oliver, Beth Oliver Ballentine (Blake), Rebecca Oliver Haines, John T. Oliver, III (Jean), and William Bankhead Oliver (Jo); her grandchildren: Henry Perkins (Sarah), Malcolm Perkins, Kevin Lehner, Kent Haines (Andrea), Lillian Sharp (Shawn), Charles Haines, Davis Haines (Leeann), Rives Oliver, Sara Oliver, Simon Oliver, Laura Oliver, and Camille Peebles; her great grandchildren: Joel, Haddie, and Dalia Haines, and Cora Gilly.

      A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 28th, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, Jasper, Alabama, with a reception in the fellowship hall immediately following the service.

      In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 801 The Trace W, Jasper, Al. 35504, or Hope for Women, Box 2128, Jasper, Al. 35502. Burial will be private. Friends may sign the guest register at kilgoregreenfuneralhome.com Kilgore-Green Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-9503

      Published in The Birmingham News from Jul. 23 to Jul. 25, 2018.

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