Tuesday, October 25, 2005, Obituaries.

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 3, 2005

Services for Olene Barron 88, of Troy who died Sunday, October 23, 2005 at Troy Health and Rehab in Troy will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 26 at Southside Baptist Church in Troy with Rev. Bo Weed and Dr. Ellis Bush officiating.

Mrs. Barron will lie in state at the church from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. prior to the service.

Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Troy under the direction of Skeen Funeral Home of Troy.

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Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Barron was born July 17, 1917 in Pike County in Goshen. She attended college for 1 year and was a retired homemaker. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church, president of Pike County Creative Writers and a charter member since 1964, Pike County Historical and Genealogical Society, Oliver Wiley Chapter D.A.R., Chaplain of Elizabeth B. Bashinsky Chapter, U. D. C., Real Granddaughters U.D.C., member of Keenagers Southside Baptist Church, member of Alabama State Poetry Society (charter member since 1968), Alabama Writers Conclave, friends of the Library (Troy Public Library).

She was preceded in death by her parents, Grover Cleveland Furlow and Lillie Exa King Furlow and

husbands, Wilson Isaac Dykes and Willie G. Barron; brother, Glen Merril Furlow and a sister, Ruby Louise Furlow Panhorst.

Survivors include two sons and their wives, Jerry W. and Dinah Dykes of Sylacauga and William R. and Carol Dykes of Montgomery; two brothers and their wives, Gerald K. and Joann Furlow of Houston, Texas and Lt. Col. (Ret) James D. and Sally Furlow of Montgomery; sister-in-law, Helen Furlow of Walnut Creek, California; granddaughter and her husband, Kimberly Dykes and Mark McMillan of Dallas, Georgia; grandsons and their wives, David C. Dykes of Sylacauga, Aaron and Cedar Dykes of Sheridan, Wyoming and Christopher I. and Melissa Dykes of Billings, Montana; great-granddaughter, Emily McMillan and a great-grandson, Benjamin Isaac McMillan both of Dallas, Georgia.

Pall bearers will be Jim Roling, Tommy Dillard, Jerry Barron, Billy Joe Deramus, Lowell Carter, Phil Panhorst, Dr. Michael Panhorst and Mark McMillan. Honorary pallbearers will be Ruth Sunday School Class of Southside Baptist Church, Pike County Creative Writers, Keenagers of Southside Baptist Church and Stephens Baptist WMU of Southside.

The family request memorials be made to Southside Baptist Church or Troy Public Library.