Betty Ruth Barbee

March 31, 1927 - October 1, 2020

Betty Ruth Barbee, 93, of Village Mills, died Thursday, October 1, 2020. She was born on March 31, 1927, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Bonnie Parker Carroll and James Daniel Carroll.

Mrs. Barbee spent her childhood in Tenaha and Center and was a 1944 graduate of French High School. She married Jack Barbee on August 1, 1947.

Jack and Betty raised their family in Orange. She worked as a dental assistant for sixteen years. In 1980 they built their home and moved to Wildwood and became active members of the community. Betty was the first female to hit a hole in one on Wildwood’s golf course. She was responsible for securing the land that Wildwood Village Mills United Methodist Church is built on and was a member of, and held office of, most all Wildwood clubs.

Survivors include her husband, Jack Barbee; daughters, Carol Crowley Smith and her husband, Joe, and Jan Smith and her husband, Eddie, all of Village Mills; grandchildren, Laurie Cox and her husband, Aaron; and Gary Basco; great-grandchildren, Hannah Thomas, Mia Basco, Ava Basco, Emma Cullen, and Baylor and Beaux Cox; and brothers, John Carroll and his wife, Linda; and James Carroll. She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Jean Clark.

Visitation of Mrs. Barbee’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with her funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 4, 2020, at Wildwood Village Mills United Methodist Church, 5943 FM 3063, Village Mills, under the direction of Broussard’s, Silsbee. Her interment will follow at Village Mills Cemetery, Village Mills.

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Village Mills Cemetery

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Funeral Service

Funeral Service
  • fm 3063 village mills tx 77663
  • 10/04/2020
  • 2:00 pm

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
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  • 10/04/2020
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Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX

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Keith & Diane Bellamy

God's blessings on this family. May He give all grace and peace.

Ricky Tate

Such a beautiful lady, loved by so many. Heaven is a better place with her there now. Jack, Carol, Jan and the rest of the family, you are all in our prayers and thoughts..