Nora Mae Barber


Nora Mae Barber, 90, of San Marcos, TX passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

She was born in Carnes, MS to Charlie and Nettie Yates on March 10, 1927. She was a longtime resident of Hattiesburg and always considered it her home. While in Hattiesburg, she was a member of University Baptist Church and was an Administrative Assistant at Forrest General Hospital in which she lovingly served for 33 years.

She married Claude
Smith in 1948 and was widowed in 1971. They had one daughter. In 1998 she married John Barber.

She is survived by her husband, John Barber of Georgetown, TX; one daughter, Colleen Hill (Michael) of Kyle, TX; two brothers, Billy Yates of Pearl, MS and Jim Yates of San Diego, CA; two sisters, Lucille Gentry of Atlanta, GA and Margaret Capone of Smithfield, NC; two grandsons, Steven Hill (Michelle) of Universal City, TX, and Russell Hill of Arlington, VA, one granddaughter, Lindsay Miller (Andy) of Sumter SC and two great-granddaughters.

Visitation will be from 11:00-12:00 noon Tuesday at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home with graveside services to follow at 12:30 PM at Brooklyn Cemetery in Brooklyn, MS.