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“Lisa and Bob, My deepest condolences to you and your family during this time of great loss. You are in my prayers ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Margot Krimser - Philadelphia, PA

“I miss you Dad. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Lisa - Daniels, WV - daughter

“I enjoyed many a day with Uncle Coy and our family. I will always remember what a perfect couple and family. I love each and every one you Coy...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Susan Weaver - Birmingham, AL

“Our most sincere condolences are with all of you. Please let us know if you need anything at all! ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Dave & Lisa Akers - Rock Hill, SC

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Knowing God will give you comfort and see you through this. Love to all of you. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Theresa (Houck) Dawson - WA

“My thoughts are with the family of Mr Barr at this time. Deepest sympathies to the family and my good friends Lisa and Bobby Tipton. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Jodie Simpson

“Our sincere sympathy to Illene and the family in the passing of Coy. May God comfort you - as only He can. 2nd Corinth. 1:3 ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Charles and Mary Walker - Ocala, FL

“Christie and Jim, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Allen and Gayle ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Gayle Beatty - Mooresville, NC

“The staff of Blue Ridge Funeral Home would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family during this most difficult time. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Blue Ridge Funeral Homes

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Junior McCoy "Coy" Barr, 79, of Sophia, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 23, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born February 15, 1932 at Hot Coal; he was a son of the late LeRoy Barr and the late Mary Belle Barr Jarrell.
"Coy" loved hunting, fishing, gardening, but most of all loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was a coal miner for 36 years, an active member of the Sophia Freewill Baptist Church, and was a former councilman for the Town of Sophia. Mr. Barr served in the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Georgia "Toots" McComas and a niece, Vicki.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 54 years, Illene Basham Barr; a son, Scott R. Barr and wife, Cathy of Crab Orchard; three daughters, Christi A. Jarrett and husband, James of Mooresville, NC, Lisa D. Tipton and husband, Bobby of Daniels, and Mary C. Robinson and husband, Douglas of Sophia; 9 grandchildren, Eric, Amanda, Jonathan, Zachary G., Amy, Zachary R., Sara, Taylor, and Nicholas; 4 great-grandchildren, Alex, Anna-Marie, Iziah, and Madelynn; sister, Shirley Manning of Sissonville; several nieces, nephews, extended family and a host of friends also survive.
Services will be held 7:00PM Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at the Sophia Freewill Baptist Church, with Pastor Bobby Carter assisted by Rev. George Smith and Rev. Al Whitt. Entombment will follow 11:00AM Thursday, October 27, 2011 at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Chapel of Hope, Beckley.
Friends may gather with the family from 5:00PM until 7:00PM Wednesday at the church.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Raleigh General Hospital 4 North Staff, the staff of Hospice of Southern WV, Doctor's Billy Cole and J. Karam.
Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting
Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 101 1st Ave Sophia is in charge of the arrangements.