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Ms. Barbara Taylor - Ms. Barbara Taylor

Ms. Barbara Taylor Ms. Barbara Taylor

Ms. Barbara Taylor

Ms. Barbara Ann Hightower Taylor, age 83, of Lyons, died on Sunday, March 31, 2024, at the Community Hospice House in Vidalia, following an extended illness.

Ms. Taylor was a native of Toombs County and lived in Lyons most of her life. She was a 1958 graduate of Reidsville High School, where she played basketball, and a 2000 graduate of Southeastern Technical College. She was a member of Elza Baptist Church. She was one of the first Oxford Industries employees in Vidalia, and when the plant was closed, she was the last seamstress to leave after 37 years. She is preceded in death by her parents, Roy Fred Hightower and Katie Inez Hadden Hightower.

Her family includes 3 children, Buddy Toole of Lyons, Robert Toole and wife Ann Michele of Vidalia, and Bobbie Morris and husband Jerry of Lyons; 1 sister, Sandra Best of Vidalia; 1 brother, Roy Hightower and wife Linda of Florida; 6 grandchildren, Charlie Morris of Reidsville, Megan Morris, Vance Toole and wife Tara, all of Vidalia, Dylan Toole and wife Julie of Santa Claus, and Madison Toole, Mason Toole, both of Vidalia; 5 great-grandchildren, Oliver, Rhett, Weston, Annaleigh, and Lochan; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be Wednesday morning, April 3, at 11:00, in the chapel of Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home, with Pastor Daniel Caraway officiating. Burial will follow at Marvin Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Charlie Morris, Vance Toole, Dylan Toole, and Mason Toole.

In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates memorial contributions made to Marvin Church, c/o Ben Newton, 123 Sid Newton Road, Lyons, GA 30436 or Hammond Baptist Church Orphan Fund, 650 Hammond Church Road, Lyons, GA 30436.

Ronald V. Hall


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