Barbara Ann Beard Miller, 85, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at Golden Living Center in Ripley. She was born on July 4, 1931, to Davis M. and Lola J. Nunnery Beard in McComb, Mississippi. Before her retirement, Barbara was an executive secretary at Membane Packing Manufacturing Company and a member of the First Baptist Church in Cary, Mississippi. Services will be at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, October 16, 2016, in McBride Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Hancock officiating. Burial will follow in Tippah Memorial Garden. Visitation will be Sunday, October 16, 2016 from 12:00 P.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M. at McBride Funeral Home. Barbara is survived by one daughter, Lori Miller Feaster (Jay) of New Hope, Texas; four sons, Jim Miller (Suzanne) of Midland, Texas, Dave Miller (Ann), Max Miller (Sue Ellen), and Clint Miller, all of Ripley; four brothers, Jack Beard (Carolyn) of Birmingham, Alabama; Jerry Beard of Vicksburg; Billy Beard (Nancy) of Stockton, Alabama; Jimmy Moore (Margaret) of Exmore, Virginia; seven grandchildren, Autumn Morris (Jon) of Kelley, Texas; Sarah Taylor (Jason) and Elizabeth Smith (Stephen), both of Holly Springs; Dylan Feaster (Allison) and Steelie Woods (Justin), both of Lubbock, Texas; Colton Miller of Starkville; Taylor Miller of Tupelo; eight great-grandchildren, Gus, Leo, Sam Smith; Annie and James Travis Taylor; Halle Feaster; Ivy and Harper Morris; and a special friend, Shirley Fryar of Ripley. Preceding her in death were her parents and one brother, Murray Beard. Pallbearers will be Colton Miller, Jason Taylor, Stephen Smith, Jimmy Johnson.
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