Barbara Simpson

Barbara Dell Crane Simpson, 78, of Pine Bluff, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

Born October 12, 1934 at Pine Bluff,

she was a daughter of the late Wallace Crane and Lola Dell Rhoades Crane.

Mrs. Simpson was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, a true homemaker in every sense of the word. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and especially cooking for her family.

Some of her other pastimes include fishing, reading, and playing piano.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, Tiny Elizabeth, and a granddaughter, Samantha Simpson.

She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Franklin D. Simpson, whom she married November 30, 1953 at Greenville, S.C.; sons, DeWayne Simpson and wife Kathleen, and Ralph Simpson; daughter, Brenda Kay Simpson; brother, William “Sonny” Crane; sisters, Marion Brantley, and Donna Guillory; four grandchildren, Danielle, Denise, DeWayne, and Ashley; eight great-grandchildren; and many other loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be Saturday, 10:00 a.m. at Fuller Hale-South Funeral Chapel with Reverend Dr. Dan Festa officiating.

Interment will be private.

Visitation will be Friday, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home,

the family will be at the Simpson residence at other times.

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