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1935 Barbara 2020

Barbara Orr

April 19, 1935 — September 2, 2020


Mrs. Barbara Orr, 85, of Birmingham, AL passed away on September 2, 2020. Barbara graduated from Ensley High School and attended Auburn University. She married Herbert L. Orr and raised four children, John Michael Orr, Nancy Orr Athnos, James Steven Orr and David Garner Orr. Following her husband’s death in 1984, Barbara returned to Birmingham and was employed by Brookwood Medical Center for several years before purchasing Continental Florist in Vestavia Hills in 1986, a business she loved and cherished. Under her guidance, Continental Florist has served the community for the past 34 years. Barbara Orr was named the 2004 Florist of the Year by the Alabama State Florists’ Association. She has been a member of Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church for 15 years.

Barbara is preceded in death by her loving husband, Herbert L. Orr; son, John Michael Orr; brother, Gray Garner Jr.; sister, Faye Gardner; father, Edward Gray Garner Sr.; and mother, Tressa Allen Garner.

She is survived by her sons, James Steven Orr and David Garner Orr; daughter, Nancy Orr Athnos; grandchildren, Chelsea Marie Orr and Emily Louise Orr; and sister, Carolyn Bullard.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home in Hoover, AL.

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Saturday, September 5, 2020

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home

2701 John Hawkins Pkwy, Hoover, AL 35244

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