OKOLONA – Ople Katherine O’Barr Henry, 69, died Friday, April 4th, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice Unit following an extended illness. She was born Aug. 17, 1944, to Jessie O’Barr and Annie Kate O’Barr. She worked at Walmart on West Main in Tupelo for 10 plus years and was a homemaker, enjoying arts and crafts of all types. She was an active member of Carnation Baptist Church in Okolona, and she loved her church family. She enjoyed going to gospel singings and was crazy about spending time with her grandchildren. Before her health began to fail, she enjoyed traveling and working with her flowers.
A celebration of life service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6, in the Okolona Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with her grandson-in-law, Bro. Dustin Tutor, her nephew, Danny Owens and Bro. Truman Carter officiating. Burial will follow at East Chickasaw Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include her son, Ken Henry and his wife, Susie of Birmingham, Ala.; grandchildren, Susan Elizabeth Tutor and husband, Dustin Tutor of Senatobia and Kenneth Colby “Brother” Henry of the University of Alabama; sisters, Mary Ann Irby of Troy Community and Faye Packett of N.C; and special family member and caretaker, Barbara Rea.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Alvin Henry, who died Aug. 6, 1998; brothers, infant, J.T. O’Barr, Howard Lee O’Barr, Sonnie O’Barr and Junior O’Barr; and sister, Bonnie O’Barr.
Pallbearers are Brother Henry, Tony Bethune, Jeff Bethune, Craig Kincade, Tommy Rogers and Nicky Owens. Honorary pallbearers are Richard Irby, Delaine Walls and Rod Irby.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday and from 1 p.m. until service time Sunday at the funeral home.
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