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Barbara Lane Beals

(SALEM) Barbara Lane Beals of Salem died at her residence on July 10, 2022.

Visitation will be July 18 at 10 a.m. at Frederick-Dean Funeral Home in Opelika. A service will be held in the chapel of Frederick-Dean at 11 a.m. A graveside service will be held at Lane’s Chapel in Roanoke at 2 p.m.

Barbara was born in Langdale on Jan. 13, 1941, and was the daughter of Carl and Alverde Lane. She was a graduate of Handley High School in Roanoke. She completed the nursing program at Carraway Hospital in Birmingham and then completed her bachelor of science in nursing at the University of Alabama in 1963. Barbara met her future husband and moved to Birmingham. She became a mother to Carl and Rebecca. In 1979, Barbara and her children moved to Auburn. She worked at the Orthopedic Clinic until she retired in 2009. She was a devoted mother, nurse and friend. Barbara enjoyed caring for her grandchildren and all that she knew. She loved to attend any Auburn sporting event. She received the Exchange Club Book of Golden Deeds Award. Barbara did for others with a jovial and selfless heart. She was an active member of Auburn United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a brother, Wyatt Lane (Phyllis); son, Carl Beals (Jessie); daughter, Rebecca Beals (Lee); grandchildren, Ayrin, Elizabeth, Isabella and Thomas; nephew, Jim Lane (Ann); and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to Lee County Humane Society, REACH program at Auburn United Methodist Church, or the EAMC Foundation.

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