Barbara Jones Moody Brown, a lifelong resident of Brooks County and lately of Turner County, passed away December 20, 2022 in Tallahassee Florida after a brief illness. Born July 16, 1937 to William Jones and Mauree Folsom Jones. Barbara was a star basketball player for Morven during her school years. After attending Young Harris College, she returned to Morven and began her teaching career that she was best known for. She married Bobby Moody and had two children, Dianne and Dennis. She and Bobby lived and farmed in Barney until Bobby passed away in 1995. Barbara continued living there, helping raise her beloved grandchildren, and great grandchildren for many years before moving to Turner County and marrying Thomas E. Brown.
A lifelong Georgia Sports fan, Barbara faithfully watched all college and professional games, keeping her own stats for each game. She loved the Georgia Bulldogs most of all and rejoiced in their victories. She was a faithful member of the Morven and Campground Methodist Churches and loved to play the piano during church. She also loved a good game of canasta.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mauree; her brothers, Billy, Edgar Lee, and Bernice; her first husband, Bobby, and her beloved grandson, Joshua. She is survived by her husband, Thomas E. Brown of Ashburn; her children, Dianne Arrendale (David Price) of Barney, and Dennis Moody (Tracy Golden) of Barney; stepchildren, Greg (Ginger) Brown of Ashburn, Todd (Vicki) Brown of Ashburn, Laurie Morgan of Kathleen, and Suzanne (Rodney) Wilson of Albany; grandchildren, Chad (Jocelyn) Arrendale of Barney, Amanda (Jarod) Lanier of Valdosta, Andrea (Brandon) DeSantiago of Dixie, and Andrew (Paige) Moody of Barney; as well as her 7 great grands and other special family members.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 23, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Zion Church in Morven with Rev. Larry Hauser officiating. Interment will follow in Campground cemetery. The family will be receiving friends one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Mt. Zion Campground Church in Barbara’s memory.