Rita Joyce Barbee, 67, of Montrose died on November 21, 2016 at Chicot Memorial Medical Center in Lake Village.
She was born April 30, 1949 in Elaine and was the daughter of the late Carl Albert Cotton and the late Maddie Blanch (Pamplin) Cotton.
Mrs. Barbee was a retired beauty operator and she was a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, Raymond, Lavowl, Bill and Dan Cotton; three sisters, Inez Copper, Allene Shaffers, and Jim Nell Mooney.
Survivors are her husband of 52 years, Charles Barbee, two sons, Kenneth “Bo” Barbee and wife Rhonda of Montrose and Shawn L. Barbee and wife Lawanda of Montrose; two brothers, Kenneth Cotton of Little Rock, and Doyle Cotton of Fort Worth, Texas; two sisters, Sue Graham of Montrose, and Sandy Naron of Mountain View, six grandchildren, Brandon Barbee, Drew Barbee, Hailey Barbee, Harper Barbee, Jonathan Armstrong and Kristen Redmond and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on November 25 at 10 a.m. with funeral services following at 11 a.m. at Bishop-King Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Larry Donaldson will officiate. Burial will be at Montrose City Cemetery under the direction of Bishop-King Funeral Home of Lake Village.