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July 1, 1948 – July 2, 2021
Barb was born in Sikeston Missouri to James and Myrtle Brown. The family moved to Rock Island, Illinois shortly after her birth. She had two siblings that died as infants and two older brothers. Her brother Franklin Brown was a Marine and was killed on November 15, 1955 during a training exercise. Her oldest brother, Jake Brown Served in World War II and passed away in 2006. Her parents are both deceased.
She graduated from Rock Island high School and married Larry Killian (deceased). They had one child, Kristin Louise Killian. She is survived by her current husband, Henry Byron Hylton, Kristin Louise Holcombe and her husband Carl Holcombe Jr, their two children Carl Holcombe the third, his wife Amanda, and Kayla Bartholf and her husband Patrick. She also is survived by five, soon to be six great grandchildren.
She worked different jobs, to include a line worker in an International Harvester Factory. She moved to North Carolina, Virginia and finally to Alabama to be near family.
The family will host a celebration of life at their residence on Saturday, July 10th from 1:00-4:00.
In lieu of any flowers, donations could be made in her name to the Columbus Hospice 7020 Moon Road, Columbus, GA 31909 or East Alabama Humane Society, 712 13th street 36867. The humane society was a favorite charity and she enjoyed purchasing dog food or money when she was able to.
Columbus Hospice was a great comfort to her and her family during her final days.
The family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 7500 Veterans Parkway, Suite A, Columbus, Georgia 31909, 706-577-0055. The family invites you to leave a condolence or share a fond memory below.
Mel Vaillant says
Krisie, Carl, and family: I am so very sorry for the loss of Barb…I know she was suffering and I am thankful that she is finally at peace. I am praying for you all… just a little memory of your mom; she always made me laugh, Krisie, whenever I was around her… I also know how much she loved you….sending my love and hugs…I would be there on Saturday if I wasn’t already going to be out of town. I will see you soon to give you that hug, girly…
Tammy Searles says
I am so sorry for your loss. I’m glad Barb is no longer in pain. Wish I could be there to give you a big hug. Barb was truly blessed to have you as a daughter. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace Barb.
Marsha Turner says
Kristin, so very sorry to hear that Barb passed. She was my very, very best friend and “sister” for many years in Rock Island. We shared everything, including boyfriends! When my family moved to Illinois we still managed to find someone to drive us back and forth up until High school. We reconnected over the internet about 10 years ago and then lost touch again. I am so glad you called and sorry we weren’t home to answer..