The wake service will be held from 6:00-7:00 P.M. Friday, August 3, 2012 in the chapel of the Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc., 607 Kaigler Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, August 4, 2012 at William Grove Baptist Church, 71 Gills Street, Ellaville, Georgia, where Reverend Michael Edge is pastor. The Reverend James Blue, Sr. will officiate. Interment will follow in Rocky Hill Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Concord Church Road, Ellaville, Georgia.
Barbara was born July 2, 1957 in Preston, Webster County, Georgia to Annie Statham and the late Arthur James Dyous. She was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Statham. She was a 1976 graduate of Tri County High School Buena Vista, Georgia. For several years, she was employed with Cargill Poultry Plant of Buena Vista, Georgia and supervisor of Houston County Boys Home of Perry, Georgia. Barbara was truly an entrepreneur at heart. Over the years, she owned Little Angels Day Care, Barbara’s Bridal Shop, and was a prepaid legal agent. She was an ordained prophetess.
Survivors are a loving and devoted husband of 24 years, Minister William Blue, Sr. Ellaville, Georgia; one son, Jeremy Blue, Atlanta, Georgia; three step-children; William Blue, Jr. (Eshonda) Americus, Georgia, Kimberly Caruthers, (Lloyd), Palatka, Florida and Patrick Blue, Richland, Georgia; mother, Annie Statham, (Joseph Pough), Buena Vista, Georgia; one brother, Henry Johnson, II, (Lawanda), Americus, Georgia; sisters-in law and brothers-in-law, Elzie Blue, Sr. Daytona Beach, Florida, Laura Gilyard, Atlanta, Georgia, Rev. James Blue, Sr. (Mary) Albany, Georgia, Mary Ann Washington, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Pearlie Collins, (Lonzia, Sr.), Ellaville, Georgia, Raymond Blue, Atlanta, Georgia, Ella Blue, Columbus, Georgia, George Blue, and Mavis Blue Williams both of Atlanta, Georgia, Victoria Blue Haynes and Johnny Williams both of Albany, Georgia; one devoted nephew, Henry Johnson, III, Americus, Georgia, two devoted nieces, Erica Johnson and Andrea Johnson both of Americus, Georgia; one devoted great-niece, Madyyson, Johnson, Americus, Georgia; a host of other relatives and friends.
- Dr. Penny Moore & Family Community Care, Perry GA(Saturday, September 15 12 08:32 pm EDT)
Minister Blue and Jeremy, we were so shocked to hear about Barbara. We are terribly sorry for your loss and pray that you are coping the best that you can. God bless you both.
- TAMIKA WILLIAMS(Friday, August 10 12 11:38 am EDT)
Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was a nice person.
- Becky Harris-Davis(Monday, August 06 12 07:33 am EDT)
Mrs. Blue you were truly a great role model you did go after your dreams and you were an outstanding person to be around may God keep your family and uplift them be bless
- Agnes Hosley Sumner, Baxley, Ga(Saturday, August 04 12 02:42 am EDT)
Earth has no sorrow which heaven cannot heal, and to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
- Karl and DeLois Wilson & Family(Friday, August 03 12 11:50 pm EDT)
To the family of Mrs. Barbara Blue, our thoughts and prayers go out to each of you. We were so sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. Although we didn't know her personally, our son, Joshua Wilson graduated with Jeremy and we just felt we knew her personally. "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation." 2 Corinthians 1:3,4A
- Debra Crumbley Monts and the Crumbley Family(Friday, August 03 12 05:40 pm EDT)
I was so sorry to hear of Ms. Barbara passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all and just know God is a healer and he can raise every bowed down head. We will continue to pray for strengh for you all.
- Lisa Hartage(Thursday, August 02 12 08:13 pm EDT)
Our sympathy goes out to the Blue family. Pina and Hartage families
Lisa Pina Hartage
- brendapoole(Thursday, August 02 12 05:09 pm EDT)
miss you love you
- Sherry F. Oliver(Wednesday, August 01 12 07:57 pm EDT)
I was deeply saddened by the passing of our love one. May the Holy Spirit comfort the family at this difficult time. With much sympathy and prayers.