Flora Fay Canant Barrier

Obituary Notice

Flora Fay "Flossie" Canant Barrier, 89, of Little Rock, died July 7, 2005. She was born at home on December 8, 1915, at Pleasant Valley (Perry County), the daughter of the late Ambrose A. Canant and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Hay Canant.

She was predeceased by her husband of nearly 65 years, Jack A. Barrier, Jr. She is survived by sons John Michael Barrier and wife Phyllis Mathews Barrier and William Christopher Barrier and wife Nan Selz and daughter-in-law Emily C. Barrier, all of Little Rock. She is also survived by her sister Patricia Allison and husband J. E. "Bud" Allison of Conway, and granddaughters Catherine Emily Barrier and husband James Dugan and daughter Lucy Eleanor Dugan of New Orleans and SevaPriya Sarah Barrier of Portland, Oregon. She was also preceded in death by her sister Ruth Sailor and brothers Brose Canant and Raymond Canant.

She was a graduate of Little Rock High School and completed training as a licensed practical nurse at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Campus. She was a talented seamstress, making special dresses for her granddaughters and also making clothes for underprivileged children.

She was proud of her membership in the Women's Emergency Committee. She was an active member of Pulaski Heights Presbyterian Church, 4401 Woodlawn, Little Rock, where a memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 13.

Cremation arrangements are by Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be made to the church, Heifer Project International, or Planned Parenthood. The family requests that no flowers be sent.

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  • We know that your mother will be sadly missed, but it's wonderful to know that she made a difference to so many underprivileged children in Little Rock schools. May she rest in peace. Love, Mark Kausler and Cathy Hill
    Mark Frederick Kausler, Animator
    Glendale, California
    Email: mkausler@earthlink.net


  • Our condolences to the Barrier family and extended families. She touched a lot of lives, even those of us who did not really know her. It was inspiring to learn how she improved many lives with the work she did with the Women's Emergency Committee. Our prayers and sympathy to her family.
    Jack and Jennifer Oehme
    Old Town Alexandria, Virginia


  • Michael, Our condolences for the loss of your mom. She was obviously an active woman and socially conscientious. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Our love,
    Susan and Charlie Davis
    Alexandria, Virginia


  • Chris, my sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your mother. I recently lost my mother and know how sad you must feel. Love, 
    Anne Canaday Sloan
    Louisville, Kentucky
    Email: annecsloan@cs.com