Barbara Sanders McClearen, 73, of Griffin, formerly of Tifton, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Eternal Hope Hospice in Griffin. Her funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 24, 2019 in the Chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals with the Rev. Dr. Wayne Roe officiating. Mrs. McClearen will be laid to rest at Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals from 1:00 p.m. until the hour of the service.
Born June 13, 1946 in Tifton, Mrs. McClearen was the daughter of the late Herbert Sanders and Bessie Marchant Sanders. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Billy McClearen and one grandson, Hunter McDaniel. She was a retired teacher and a member of Tifton’s First Baptist Church. In retirement, she cared for her grandchildren. She also enjoyed traveling.
Mrs. McClearen is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Brittany and Michael Varga of Griffin and Leianna Ishler of Biloxi, Mississippi; one sister, Mary Elizabeth Clements of Fair Hope, Alabama; five grandchildren, Brent McDaniel, Wilkes Webb, Alexandra Sutton, Annika Ishler and William Varga; and three great-grandchildren, Savannah McDaniel, Prestlyn McDaniel and Asher McDaniel.