Mrs. Barbara Lou Lathum Chambless, age 81 of Guin, Al passed away Saturday, July 24, 2021 surrounded by her family. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband of 49 yrs. Rev. B. D. Chambless, her daughter Nina Gail Chambless, parents, Angelo and Amy Lathum, sisters, Minnie Lawson and Maybell Gurthrie. She is survivor by her daughters, Ann Chambless Lumpkin (Rick) of Pelham, AL, and Melinda Chambless Nydegger (John) of Athens, AL, her sister, Shirley Lathum Todd, grandchildren, Amy Griffin, Kimberly Rhiannon Kruse, Reed, Logan and Sawyer Nydegger, great grandchildren, Dalton and Nick Griffin, Zaylie and Makayla Kruse, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and close friends.

Mrs. Chambless was born in Nauvoo, Al. on December 11, 1939 and graduated from Fayette County High School in 1958. Throughout the years Barbara had various jobs but loved being a stay-at-home Mom the best. She enjoyed gospel singings, gardening, caring for her animals and spending time with her family. She was a member of Gu-Win Baptist Church.

A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday July 28, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial and graveside service to follow at Sand Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. The visitation will be held on Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. (service time) at the funeral home. Rev. Billy Carl Sullivan will be the officiating minister. Bowen Funeral Home serving the Chambless family.