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Mrs. Barbara Ann Warren, 76

Barbara Ann Warren, known as Bobbie to friends and family, died peacefully on December 22, 2023, after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. Bobbie was 76 years old.

Bobbie was born on February 8, 1947 in Adel, Georgia, to Joe and Mona Newbern. One of five siblings, she was raised on the family farm and with a large a loving extended family near Chaserville. Bobbie moved to Hahira in the early 1970s and raised four children while running a quilting shop and working part-time at the post office. Bobbie was on the very first Hahira Honey Bee Committee, which created the festival we all know and love. After raising her children she went back to school at Valdosta State University and obtained her Master’s degree. Bobbie then taught English there for the last 18 years she worked. She was an inspiration to students and coworkers who remember her love for poetry and classic vinyl record sleeves on her office walls.

Bobbie was a devout Episcopalian and played guitar and sang in the folk group of Christ Episcopal Church for many years. She enjoyed many summers volunteering as the camp nurse at Honey Creek, the Episcopal conference center in Waverly.

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