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Bessie Lucy Barnhart Faries

Bessie Lucy Barnhart Faries, 94, passed away in Mena, Arkansas on October 9, 2017.  She was born on July 14, 1923 to Roy and Ellen Barnhart in Sioux Pass, Montana, the 7th of 10 children. She was united in marriage to Theodore Albert Faries on May 18, 1945. They had one daughter and one son. She retired from 1st National Bank of Dallas after over 40 years of service.

She served the Lord faithfully for many years at Metropolitan Tabernacle in Dallas, working faithfully in many volunteer capacities. She moved to Mena, Arkansas in 2004. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother.

Preceded in death by her parents, Husband Ted Faries, Sister Esther Davidson, Brothers Curtis Barnhart, Irvin Barnhart, Floyd Barnhart, Oren Barnhart, Glenn Barnhart, and Raymond Barnhart.

Survived by her son, Rodger Faries of Dallas; daughter, Carol Sproles and husband, Don of Mena, Arkansas; granddaughters, Sharon Pillows of McKinney, TX, Stacy Rushing of Mansfield, TX, Angela Kirk of Seattle, WA; three great grandchildren, Mickey Hanes of Allen, TX, Cody Hanes of Denton, TX, and Cadie Hanes of Dallas, and two great-great grandchildren; brothers, Leland Barnhart of Portland, Oregon and Neil Barnhart of Griffin, GA; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Restland Funeral Home in Dallas, Texas with services and burial on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. with Brother Charles Diffee officiating.

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