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Barbara Ann Whaley

October 11, 1942 — February 17, 2024


Barbara Ann Whaley

Barbara Ann Whaley, age 81 of Austin, Arkansas sadly left us to be with Jesus on February 17, 2024. She is now walking and dancing in a perfect body rejoicing with those who have passed before her. She will be remembered for her love and devotion to her family and her love for country music.  Her passion was being surrounded by family from both near and far. 

She has left behind her sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Jimmy Hall; her three daughters and one son, Linda Arthur (Benny Kellett), Teresa McCollum (Jerry), Kellie Powell (Jeffery), and Michael Whaley (Stephanie); six grandchildren Emily (Andrew), Cassie (Shawn), Brandon (Rachel), Alyssa, Madison, and Preston; and four great grandchildren Luke, Brooke, Aria, and Alex. 

A memorial service will be held in her honor at 11:00 am on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at Apple Hill Baptist Church in Austin, Arkansas. Bring stories and memories to share with family and friends. Take a moment to cherish your loved ones today because tomorrow is not promised. Monetary gifts are appreciated to cover expenses.

Cremation arrangements by Smith Westbrook Funeral Home, 404 W Dewitt Henry, Beebe, Arkansas.  To view the online register, visit

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Memorial Service

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Apple Hill General Baptist Church

2751-2773 AR 319, Austin, AR 72007

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