Mary Idell King Barrett
Funeral Date: 6/2/2019

Obituary:
Mary Idell King Barrett, age 86, of Warren, AR, died Friday, May 31, 2019 at Alpine Senior Care Center in Ruston, LA. Born June 6, 1932 in Warren, AR, and was the daughter of the late Garrett Hobart (Red) King and Jeffie Euda Singer King. She was a 1950 graduate of Warren Public Schools and a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics. While at Ouachita she met her late husband Nathan Monroe Barrett and they were married in Warren on August 2, 1953. After a few years in Little Rock, Fort Smith, England and Fordyce, AR., Mary and Nathan returned to Warren in 1960 where they raised their two daughters, Edie and Laurie, and became co-owners of Barrett-Pirtle Pharmacy until their retirement in 2006. A member of First Baptist Church, she served as a Sunday school teacher, church librarian and choir member. As part of the Warren community, she was a member of the Warren Women’s Club, Band Boosters Club and a charter member of the Bradley County Genealogy Society. She researched and wrote Bradley County Obituary Index for Oakland Cemetery 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan Monroe Barrett, on January 25, 2007, her brother, Billy Frank King in 2015, her mother, Jeffie Euda Singer King in 1997 and her father, Garrett Hobart (Red) King in 1971. She is survived by her daughter Edie Coleman and husband Bruce of Midlothian, TX, her daughter Laurie Moore and husband Roger of Ruston, LA, and grandchildren Katie Coleman, Amanda Coleman, Barrett Moore and McKinley Moore. Graveside service was 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Russell Rhoden officiating. Active pallbearers were Lynn Zeno, Barrett Moore, McKinley Moore, Delbert Zimmerley, Justin Anders, Clint Stanley and Tommy Arnold. Honorary pallbearers were Gerald Burton and Ralph Coston. Arrangements were by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Memorials are preferred to First Baptist Church, 310 South Main Street, Warren, AR, 71671.

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Name: Wilmot Green
Message: Edie, Laurie and families, so sorry for your loss. May God hold you in His loving, comforting arms and lead you through this time of sorrow.

Name: Linda and Steve Jones
Message: Edie,Laurie and family.So sorry about the loss of Mrs. Barrett.She was a sweet friend.May God give each of you comfort and peace.

Name: Merline Pinson
Message: May God give each of you comfort and peace

Name: Sam & Brenda Mercer
Message: Praying for God’s Peace to be with you all during this time

Name: Tim Parker
Message: Rest in Peace.