DEXTER - Barbara Joyce Gaines, 64, died April 6, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
Born Oct. 12, 1941, in Aquilla, daughter of Raleigh "Fuzz" and Mildred Walker Palmer, she had lived most of her life in the Aquilla and Dexter areas and attended the Mt. Pisgah General Baptist Church in Aquilla.
On May 6, 1961, in Dexter, she married Richard D. Gaines, who survives of the home.
In addition to her parents and husband, other survivors include: one daughter, Tammy Jean Vaughn of Dexter; one brother, Jim Palmer of Dexter; two sisters, Elsie Lee Fry of Aquilla and Kathy Hyslop of Advance; and one granddaughter, Angela Michelle Gardner of Bernie.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter, where services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Raymond Hannah of Fredericktown will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter.