Alma Ruth Barber Hegwood, born May 10, 1937 to parents Jack and Bessie (Hawkins) Barber passed away peacefully in her sleep May 21, 2023. She is now rejoicing in Heaven with her parents and all the family she loved so dearly. She loved music and dancing, so if there was music playing her feet were moving. Alma was a water lover, and she enjoyed fishing on the lake any time she had the chance. Alma, while a long-term Anderson County, Tennessee resident, lived several years in Gainseville, Florida. She was a spit-fire who loved family gatherings and parties. 

As well as her parents, Alma is preceded in death by her siblings and in-laws:

Ruby (Dana) Wilson

Pauline “Lizzie” Harmon

Lonas Barber,

JB Barber

Kathleen (Vernon) Daugherty

Curtis Lee Barber

Faye Barber

Helen (DC) Sharp

Patricia Searle

Tommy Barber

Johnny Harmon

Nancy Braden

Frank Braden

She is survived by:

Special nephew Wayne (Bozie) Barber

Sister Bessie Braden

Brother-in law Francis Braden

Sisters-in law : Barbara Barber, Margaret Barber, Cindy Barber, and Irene Harmon

And a TON of Nieces, Nephews, Greats, Great-Greats, and Great-Great-Great Nieces and Nephews



May 30, 2023
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Hatmaker Funeral Home
503 S. Main Street
Lake City, TN 37769


May 30, 2023
7:30 PM
Hatmaker Funeral Home
503 S. Main Street
Lake City, TN 37769


May 31, 2023
11:00 AM
Oak Grove Cemetery

Lake City, TN 37766