Dorothy McFarlin Barr

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Dorothy McFarlin "Dot" Barr, 85, of 62 Belmont Ave., Asheville, died Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at Aston Park Health Care Center. An Asheville native, Mrs. Barr was a daughter of the late Joseph Peter and annie Lee Brown McFarlin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wendell P. Barr, who died in 1995. She had retired from the Asheville Citizen-Times, where she worked as payroll supervisor. She was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Mrs. Barr is survived by her daughter, Diane O'Connor and husband Dennis, of Columbia, SC; son, David W. Barr and wife Diana, of Candler; and grandchildren, Katie O'Connor, of Rock Hill, SC, Mary O'Connor, of Columbia, SC, and Jonathan Barr, of Asheville. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. John M. Pagel officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends for 30 minutes prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church Building Fund, 768 Asbury Rd., Candler, NC 28715. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting with the arrangements.

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  1. David & Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about your mom passing. I know these times are difficult and sad but also happy in a sense because we know she is rejoicing with your Dad.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless.
    Garey & Cheryl Jones

  2. David & Family,
    With deepest sympathy, we are sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with each and every one of you in your time of need.

  3. David,
    I am sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in this time of loss. I apologize for not being able to express my sympathy in person.
    May God bless you and your family during this time. At this point in our lives the memories of our mothers are the main thing we can cherish.

    Gary and Becky Pressley

  4. David,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Frances and Eddie

  5. Diane, Dennis, Katie and Mary,
    Our heartfelt sympathy go out to the family at your time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  6. Diane & Davie, What a reunion is going on right now in Heaven. The last of the old Belmont Avenue crowd has arrived. We will certainly be praying for God to comfort you during these days. We love you. Dale, Judy, Jeffrey, Jennifer, & Jill

  7. David, Diana and Jonathon –

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at your time of loss.

    We love you!

  8. Diane, Dennis, Katie, and Mary, So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Linda Keene

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