Bar­bara An­nette Aiken

Cald­well & Cowan Funeral Home

The Covington News - - Local -

Bar­bara An­nette Aiken died peace­fully with her fam­ily at her side on Aug. 5. She was born in Jack­son in 1932. She was the daugh­ter of Howard and Ruth Greer of Jack­son. In 1949, she mar­ried Wil­liam Roy Aiken Jr. of Cov­ing­ton.

She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band in 2011. She was also pre­ceded in death by her daugh­ter Al­li­son Michelle Aiken in 1984 and broth­ers Tommy Greer of Jack­son and Billy Greer of Roswell. She was a ded­i­cated mother of four chil­dren and was a con­stant and sup­port­ive com­pan­ion to her hus­band Bill. She spent the best years of her life trav­el­ing with her hus­band, a Colonel, who would of­ten re­fer to her as the real “Gen­eral.” Mrs. Aiken was very ac­tive with the U.S. Army Of­fi­cers Wives Club and was a life time mem­ber of Red Oak United Methodist Church of Cov­ing­ton, where she en­joyed her time par­tic­i­pat­ing in the ac­tiv­i­ties and func­tions of the United Methodist Women, Re­cy­cled Teenagers and Red Hat Ladies. To all who knew her, she was the true an­chor of the Aiken fam­ily.

Sur­viv­ing are sons Ron Aiken and his wife Sherri Aiken of Cov­ing­ton, Tim Aiken and his wife Pam Aiken of Cov­ing­ton; daugh­ter Su­san Aiken and Mark Slaugh­ter of Cov­ing­ton; grand­chil­dren Chad Aiken of Cov­ing­ton, Ash­lyn Aiken of Cov­ing­ton, Greer Aiken and his wife Leah Aiken of Macon, Ja­son Rob­bins and his wife Nancy Rob­bins of Lo­ganville, An­drea Rob­bins Delacruz and her hus­band Jorge Delacruz of Cov­ing­ton, Sarah Laine Slaugh­ter of Cov­ing­ton, Cindy Dol­lan­der and her hus­band Mike Dol­lan­der of Watkinsville, and Alan Dis­muke of Al­bany; great-grand­chil­dren Dy­lan Rob­bins, Alyssa Claire Rob­bins, Tris­tan Delacruz, Liam Delacruz, Wil­liam Peek, Drey­ton, Payne and Addy Kate Dol­lan­der; sis­ter Mary McEach­ern and Joe Me­lendi of St. Peters­burg Beach, Fla.; brother Bob Greer and wife Betty Jo Greer of Cum­ming; and nu­mer­ous mem­bers of ex­tended fam­ily.

Funeral ser­vices were held yes­ter­day, Aug. 7 at Red Oak United Methodist Church with Pas­tor Miguel Velez of­fi­ci­at­ing, and in­ter­ment fol­lowed in the church ceme­tery.


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