Barbara Hamby Keener


Barbara Hamby Keener, 83, of Clayton, passed away March 8, 2017. 

She was the daughter of the late Logan Hamby and Ola Gibson Hamby. 

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack P. Keener, two brothers, Russell Hamby and Joe Hamby, and one sister, Janie Conner.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Marcia Keener Long and Greg Long of Mooresville, North Carolina.

Barbara was a member of Battle Branch Baptist Church where she attended faithfully until her health declined. She enjoyed reading and cooking. She also enjoyed the Senior Center, traveling with the senior center on many trips to the surrounding areas, including going on train rides and looking at fall leaves too name a few.

The family received friends Saturday, March 11, 2017, from 1-2 p.m. at Battle Branch Baptist, with funeral services following at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Madison McCrackin officiating. Interment followed at the Roane Cemetery in Clayton.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to Battle Branch Baptist Church, P.O. Box 483, Clayton, Georgia 30525, in memory of Barbara Hamby Keener. 

Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, was in charge of the arrangements. An online memorial register book is available at

The Clayton Tribune, March 16, 2017

The Clayton Tribune

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 425, 120 North Main Street
Clayton, GA 30525

Phone: 706-782-3312
Fax: 706-782-4230