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Mrs. Barbara Wood Hendrix, 72

Mrs. Barbara Wood Hendrix of Hazlehurst, formerly Barbara Wood Mimbs of Dublin, died Aug. 17 in Vidalia of complications from diabetes.
Barbara and her twin brother Bobby were born Sept. 1, 1948, in Hazlehurst to the late Ola Bell Wood and Glenn Felton Wood. She is predeceased by her brothers Howell, Bobby, and Roy (Bud), and by her sisters Doris, Glenda, and Jeannie.
Barbara grew up in Hazlehurst and Claxton, graduating as salutatorian from Claxton High School in 1966.
She married and moved to Laurens County where she bore a son and two daughters. She worked for Bassett Furniture, Biljo, and retired from Rockwell Automation. After retirement, she worked briefly as a CNA and returned to Jeff Davis County to be with her family who cared for and loved her until the end. Her sister, Betty Hendrix, and nieces, Jackie Waters, Dedra Hewett and Melissa Butler deserve special mention for their selfless care.
Barbara is survived by her husband, Ed Hendrix of Hazlehurst; daughters and sons-in-law Alicia and Kenny Mullis of East Dublin, Brandi Mimbs and Mitch Ullman of Lexington, S.C.; son, Frank Mimbs of Maryville, Tenn.; siblings, Betty Hendrix of Claxton, Evelyn Hewett of Plattesmouth, Neb., and Jimmy Wood of Ray City; grandchildren she was very proud of, Delaina Barlow, Taylor Mullis, Morgan Mimbs-Ullman, Carmina de Guia, and Eleanor Mimbs; and great-grandchild, Mordicai Barlow.
Services were held Aug. 21 at Northgate Baptist Church with the Rev. Glynn Stinson, the Rev. Eddis Kirkland, and the Rev. Keith Yawn officiating. Interment followed in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Music was rendered by the Northgate Baptist Church choir and the congregation.
The family asks for donations to be made in Barbara’s memory to the non-profit Community Hospice of Vidalia. Community Hospice provided compassionate care to her and her family during her final days. The personal service and comfortable environment they provided is warmly appreciated.
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Wainright Parlor Funeral Home was in charge.

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