The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


September 23, 2013

Jo Ann Barksdale

ATHENS — Jo Ann Barksdale,  68, Athens, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Valley View Health and Rehab. Mrs. Barksdale was born April 9, 1945, in Limestone County to Henry B. Stovall and Alma Rose Stovall.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home. Visitation will be 6 until 9 tonight. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery with Jack Harwell and Steve Curtis officiating. 

She was a member of Wooley Springs Church of Christ. 

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Rodney Barksdale; a daughter, Crystal Benignus and husband, Jon, and Jessica Turner and husband, Scott; three granddaughters, Gwen Thaler, Kasey Benignus and Elizabeth Turner; a sister, Christie Hill and husband, Tommy; brother-in-law, Gilbert Tribble, Jr.; and several nieces, nephews and other family and friends. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Alma Stovall; a sister, Janice Tribble, and a granddaughter, Brittney Barksdale.

Pallbearers are David Hill, Tommy Hill, Casey Fogg, Chad Tribble, Tim Fogg and Anthony Claxton.  Honorary pallbearers are Heath Fogg, Ronnie Harrison and Steve Fogg.

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