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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Sharon (Conyer) Barksdale

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  • Funeral services for Sharon (Conyer) Barksdale, 65, of Gene Autry, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at the Gene Autry Baptist Church, with the Rev. David Colaw officiating. Interment will follow at the Berwyn Cemetery in Gene Autry. Services are under the direction and care of Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson.
    Sharon (Conyer) Barksdale was born May 4, 1949, at Ardmore, to Burney Franklin Conyer and Lois Mae (Preist) Conyer. She passed from this life Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at her home in Gene Autry.
    Sharon was raised mostly in Sulphur, moving to Gene Autry during her sophomore year in high school. She graduated from Berwyn High School in 1967. Sharon married her high school sweetheart, Billy Barksdale, Nov. 2, 1968, at Ardmore. They lived the majority of their years in the Ardmore area, presently residing in Gene Autry. Sharon enjoyed baking, crocheting and riding motorcycles. She never met a stranger, and always enjoyed visiting.
    Preceding her in death were her parents, Burney and Lois Conyer; brothers Billy Joe, Burney Gene and James Paul; and sister Velma Lou.
    Survivors include her husband, Billy Barksdale of the home; sons Chad Barksdale and wife Kim of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Todd Barksdale of Gene Autry; brothers Robert Conyer and wife Jackie of Zwolle, La., and Ronnie Conyer of Ardmore; sisters Norma Jean Ryder and husband Wayne of McAlester, Jannette Noble and husband Joe of Ardmore, Ellen Conyer of Springer, and Laura Cooksey and husband Roger of McAlester; grandson Randall Romeo of Ponca City; granddaughter Rachael Romeo of Tulsa; and numerous other family and friends.
    Pallbearers are Butch Wilson, Larry Brunk, John Patton, Preston Jolly, Paul Brightwell and Adam Brown.
    Honorary bearer is Ronald Coffman.
    Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 this evening at the Gene Autry Baptist Church.
    Condolences may be shared online at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.

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