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Barbara Hamilton Reed

Winter Haven, FL, 1936 - 2010

Barbara Hamilton Reed, resident of Winter Haven, Fla., lost her battle with cancer Sept. 16, 2010 at her home. She was born Sept. 16, 1936. She graduated from Lonoke High School, received her Bachelor of Science Degree from LSU and her masters degree in physics from Purdue University (Honors). During her early career she did research, lectured and taught U.S. Government personal in Radiation Nuclear Physics and worked in a number of other countries for the United States. After teaching 19 years in the Sarasota, Fla. high schools, she retired to Winter Haven, Fla., was an avid water sports participant, and enjoyed traveling on all continents. She was a lifelong Methodist. She was preceded in death by her parents, James B. and Jewel Hamilton Reed and is survived by three cousins and her extended family in Florida, the Fred McCoy's of Auburndale; many friends and ex-students who benefited from her knowledge. Graveside services will be held at the Lonoke Cemetery, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, Fla. 33823. Arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke.

Published September 26, 2010

Boyd Funeral Home
207 E. Second St., Lonoke, AR
Phone: 501-676-2375