Ms. Barbara Ann Beard of Poplarville, MS. passed away February 4, 2019 in Covington, LA. at the home of her daughter Delindy Sharp and with St. Tammany Hospice Services. Barbara was born in Ocala, FL. on May 6, 1944. She was the daughter of Wade Hampton Beard of Hagerstown, MD. And Doretta Christine Beard of Irvine, KY. Barbara was raised in Hagerstown, MD and later lived in LaPlata, MD, and Poplarville, MS. She had previously worked at WBOX Radio Station in Bogalusa, LA. and had MC’d many annual Bluegrass Festivals in Bush, LA. at 5 lakes. She also worked at Barker Main products in Poplarville, MS. She is survived by one daughter Delindy Bigony Sharp, three granddaughters; Crystal Lynn Rogers of Ellisville, MS. Bobbie Jo Rogers Poole of Bearfort, SC. Mary Elizabeth Rogers Smith of Bryson City, NC. Barbara also has five great grandchildren, Lakin and Christian Sherman, Jayden Hoffer, Jacob Poole and Branson Smith in addition to one brother Donald F. Beard of Hagerstown, MD. She previously been married to Donald M. Bigony and Adolph H. Klein. She is preceded in death by sisters; Phyllis Emma Beard Sonner Dalton from Bristol, VA., Victoria Kay Beard from Sabillasville, MD. And Mary JoAnn Saalfeld Schiele Ohio. There will be a Memorial Service in May 2019. In Lieu of flowers please send contributions to the Big Sky ranch/ Catnip Foundation 15442 Jack Ford Rd. Folsom, LA. 70437.
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