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Barbara Faye Fulcher

February 17, 1943 — January 20, 2024

Louisville

On January 20st, 2024, Barbara Faye Robbins Fulcher, our mama and granny, ran into the arms of Jesus and her family waiting at Heaven’s gate for her. (We say ran because she never moved at a speed lower than fast even when she required a walker!)  

Barbara was born to John Ben and Needham Moore Robbins on February 17, 1943.  She was one of 10 children. Her sisters, Genevieve Walker, Bonnie Walker, Myrtis Bates, Joy Gressinger, Rebecca Williamson and her brothers, G.P. Robbins, John Robbins, Thomas “Sonny Boy” Robbins and James Robbins were all so close and loved each other so much.  They created such a legacy of love for their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Barbara graduated from Nanih Waiya High School where she was a cheerleader and played basketball.  She was named Homecoming Queen and Most Athletic.  She married the love of her life, Carl David Fulcher, in 1962, and they quickly had 2 children and set off to work all over the world for several years before eventually settling back home in the Ellison Ridge community.  Barbara worked several different jobs during her life including Spartus, TRW, and Goodin’s Grocery, but her favorite job was being Mama and Granny.  She raised two children and two grandchildren as her own. When the great-grandchildren started coming along, her love just multiplied.  

Granny, as she was known by so many, was happiest when she was helping someone or doing something for somebody.  Her life truly gave meaning to the phrase “hands and feet of Jesus”. She opened her home to so many over the years and was happiest when her house was full.  Her children’s, and later grandchildren’s, friends loved to be at her house.  So many of these “kids” made the trip back to see her when she became ill and recounted so many good times with her. 

Barbara was rarely seen without a grand or great-grand tagging along. She taught them to love what she loved, whether it be singing old hymns while swinging on the porch, sneaking off to a pond to fish, or watching baby goats bounce around the yard. She also passed along her joy of cooking, and most will agree this was her favorite way to show love. She commonly greeted a house guest with the statement, “What would you like for me to cook?”. One also rarely saw her sitting still, unless she had a child in her lap. 

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Carl David Fulcher, her son David Fulcher, her parents and all of nine of her brothers and sisters.  Left to continue her legacy is her daughter, Michelle (Daren) Nowell, granddaughters Keisha (Justin) White and Kara Lane (Tyler) Nowell Harless, her grandsons Shawn (Krista) Fulcher and Jamie (Jeannie) McAdory and her daughter in law, Kim Hamm Fulcher. She also leaves behind her great-grandchildren, Kaydn Fussell, Cash Fulcher, Carter White, Emma Fulcher, Waylon White, Jade Chandler, JD Chandler, and Alex McAdory, as well as two sisters-in-law, Marie Robbins and Faye Robbins, and a multitude of nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, January 28, 2024, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Michael Wells and Mr. Ronnie Walker officiating.  Visitation will be Saturday, January 27th, from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Porter Funeral Home.  Interment will be in Ellison Ridge Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Luke Parkes, Jamie McAdory, Mike Etheridge, Johnny Hatcher, Pat Robbins, and Jay Stokes.

Memorials in Barbara’s memory may be made to Ellison Ridge Cemetery Fund or Good Hope Cemetery Fund. 

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