Rebecca H. Barbrey

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Rebecca Howell Barbrey, 83, of 113 Pine Street, widow of John Harold Barbrey, died June 14, 2015, at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.

A native of Greenville County, daughter of the late Hayden W. Howell, Sr. and Dora Lou Bomar Howell Ford, she was a retired Branch Manager for Bank of Greer and  a dedicated worker with Memorial United Methodist Church Child Enrichment Program.

She was a member of Greer First Baptist Church, where she taught 5-year-old Sunday School class for 40 years, was a member of the Sanctuary Choir and WMU.
Mrs. Barbrey was a loving mother who devoted her life to her family and church.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Steve H. Barbrey and Nancy, of Greer; three grandchildren, Rebecca S. Barbrey, John S. Barbrey and Kristen Coster, all of Greer; great-grandson, Brock Barbrey, of Greer; sister-in-law, Barbara Howell, of Greer; niece, Kim Howell Reeve and her husband, David, of Taylors; and nephew, Mike Howell and his wife, Dana, of Taylors.

Mrs. Barbrey was predeceased by a brother, Hayden Howell, Jr.

Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Wednesday at The Wood Mortuary, conducted by Dr. Rick Ezell and Rev. Dave Dupree.  Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Barbrey, Steve Sherrill, Mike Howell, Justin Howell, Chandler Backman and David Reeve.

Honorary escorts will be the Truthseekers Sunday School Class, Teachers of CEP at Memorial United Methodist Church and Greer First Baptist Church Choir.

Visitation was held 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at The Wood Mortuary.

The family is at the home.

Memorials may be made to Greer First Baptist Church Choir, 202 W. Poinsett St., Greer, SC 29650 or Memorial United Methodist Church Child Enrichment Program, 201 N. Main St., Greer, SC 29650.

The family would like to especially thank the staff and nurses of Hospice of the Carolina Foothills for their loving care during their mother’s final days.

Online condolences may be made at

The Greer Citizen

317 Trade Street Greer, SC 29651

Phone: 1-864-877-2076

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