Mary Jane Barry GeeSeptember 22, 1939 ~ January 18, 2018 (age 78)
Mary Jane Barry Gee, 78, of Hamburg, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018 in Crossett. Mrs. Gee was a native of Russellville and was raised in Portland. She was a resident of Hamburg for the past five years, a resident of Crossett for many years and a former resident of Lake Village. A 1957 graduate of Portland High School, she continued her education at Henderson State Teachers College, now Henderson State University, with a Bachelors of Science in Education and a Masters of Science in Education. She was a very dedicated teacher and taught school for 36 years at Hastings and Anderson Elementary Schools in Crossett. She attended the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, was an active member of the Eastern Star in both the Portland and Hamburg Lodges and as a member of the Chicot Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary, she liked working on their scrapbooks. She enjoyed attending southern gospel concerts and loved to travel to many places with her husband, Monty, both of them enjoying the beauty and people they met. Mrs. Gee was known to be an avid shopper and enjoyed reunions with family, high school and college friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Monty Gee in 2015; her parents, Samuel Clifton & Virgie Adelynne Breshears Barry and two sisters, Nell Barry Barnwell and Nancy Barry Jordan.
She is survived by a son, Brad Gee of Hamburg; a brother, Gary Clifton Barry and wife, Rita, of Portland; three sisters, Martha Dolan and husband, Frank, of Crossett, Becky Baumgardner of Gurdon and Alice Arnold of DeQueen and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services are 2 p.m., Saturday, January 20, 2018 in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ernest King officiating. Burial will be in the Cleveland Cemetery. Pallbearers are Barry Doland, Wayne Baumgardner, Jim Fryar, Clifton Barry, Jody Adams, Todd Gee, Jack Edward Gee and John Gee. Memorials may be made to Ashley County Cares, PO Box 336, Hamburg, AR 71646.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.