Obituary: Barbara Hunter Wasson

Barbara Frances Hunter Wasson, age 83, of Arkadelphia went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.  She was born April 29, 1938, in Arkadelphia, the daughter of the late Harry and Nannie Louis McCaskill Hunter.  Barbara met Virles Wasson at Henderson State Teachers College and they married on May 29, 1956.  After living in several states, Barbara and Virles moved to her home community of Manchester to raise their three daughters.  They worked together in the family timber business, Hunter-Wasson, Inc., until retirement.

Barbara was involved in the community, serving several organizations at the local and state levels.  These included Extension Homemakers, Baptist Hospital Board, Group Living Board and P.E.O.  She was active in the choir, Bible study and Sunday School at First United Methodist Church of Arkadelphia.  Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Nancy Hunter Rettig.

Survivors are her husband, Virles Wasson, one sister, Pat Matthews of Little Rock, one brother, Kendall Hunter of Arkadelphia, daughters, Jacque Hill (Glen), Carol Morgan (Allen) and Nancy Wayland (Steve), eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, March 5, 2022, at First United Methodist Church with Dr. Randy Rowlan and Rev. J.L. Newborn officiating.

Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 AM until service time at First United Methodist.

Interment will be private.

Barbara’s grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 107 N 9th St, Arkadelphia, AR 71923 or Humane Society of Clark County, P.O. Box 435, Arkadelphia, AR 71923.

Final arrangements are entrusted to The Welch Funeral Home of Arkadelphia.  Visit to sign the guest book.

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