Barbara R. Colbaugh

Barbara R. Colbaugh, 86, passed away Sunday evening, July 14, 2019, at Hospice of Chattanooga. She was born on Jan. 18, 1933, in Rhea County, the daughter of the late Coy and Mary Hicks Wilson. Barbara was also preceded in death by her son, Randy Colbaugh.

Barbara lived in Rhea County all of her life. She retired as administrator of elections for the Rhea County Election Commission. Barbara was an avid reader and a member of Spivey Memorial United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her grandson, Dylan (Kristen) Colbaugh; and her great-grand daughter, Shelby Colbaugh, both of Glennville, Ga.; her brother, Roy (Vickie) Wilson; and sisters, Avis (Louis) Morgan and Frances Day, all of Dayton.

Graveside services for Barbara will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Rhea Memory Gardens with her pastor, Rev. Bill Ewing officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her son, Randy.

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The family is being cared for by Vanderwall Funeral Home where they will receive friends Tuesday, July 16, 2019, from 4 to 6 p.m.