Ruth Nichols Barbare, 84 - Cleveland

Ruth Nichols Barbare, 84, of Cleveland, SC, wife of the late John Henry Barbare, passed away on Friday, December 18, 2015 at Marietta Hope Health & Rehab.

Born in Spartanburg County, SC she was a daughter of the late Eddie H. and Texanna Workman Nichols. Mrs. Barbare was retired from the J.P. Stevens Slater Plant and attended North Fork Baptist Church.

Surviving are four children, Steve D. Barbare, Linda K. Staton, Jimmy E. Barbare and John Allen Barbare; a sister Ethel Burgess; 9 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents she was predeceased by 2 sons, Roger C. Barbare and Kenneth Wayne Barbare; a brother, Jessie J. “Bud” Nichols and 2 grandchildren, Steve Douglas Barbare Kent and Adrienne Staton Stepp.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 PM at North Fork Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6 until 7:30 at The Howze Mortuary.

The family will be at their respective homes.

Memorials may be made to the North Fork Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 610, Travelers Rest, SC 29690.

Online condolences may be expressed here.

The Howze Mortuary, Travelers Rest, is in charge of arrangements.

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