Barbara Maedell Ford, 76, of Searcy, formally of McRae, went to be with the Lord October 27, 2020. She was born June 17, 1944 at Palacios, Texas to the late Herbert Hebel and Willa Mae Coward. She married Dale Ford February 18, 1989 at Paron, Arkansas. Together they shared 31 years of matrimony before he passed away.
Along with her parents and husband, Barbara was preceded in death by her sisters, Marie Hebel McBride, Doris Gleason Herbert “Aunt Dee”, Della Mae Hebel Morgan; brothers, Medford Lee Hebel “Bub” and Herbert James Hebel; and daughter-in-law, Pamela Hendrix.
Barbara was a twenty-five-year active member of the Order of the Eastern Star, member of McRae Chapter #412. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church in McRae. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt. Her fondest memories to share with her family were those spent in the 18-wheeler with her husband. She loved the places they traveled to and the one on one time she spent with Dale.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Vicky Hendrix (Amelia Schmidt), and Judy Harmon (Don); son, Tommy Hendrix (Deeta); stepdaughters, Sheila Wilkins (Darren), Barbara Ann Hutchingson, and Stella Catlett; stepson Roger Ford (Alexandra); grandchildren, Annette, Katie, Rachel, Shalena (Jason), Tyler (Mattie), Michala (Mason), Kendra (Brian), Henry (Addie); and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other family members who will miss her big personality and beautiful smile.
Due to COVID-19, the family requests you to practice social distancing and wear facial masks if possible.
Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 30, 2020 at Sullivan Memorial Chapel with funeral services to follow at 11:00 a.m.
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