Barbara Annette Aiken died peacefully with her family at her side on Aug. 5. She was born in Jackson in 1932. She was the daughter of Howard and Ruth Greer of Jackson. In 1949, she married William Roy Aiken Jr. of Covington.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 2011. She was also preceded in death by her daughter Allison Michelle Aiken in 1984 and brothers Tommy Greer of Jackson and Billy Greer of Roswell. She was a dedicated mother of four children and was a constant and supportive companion to her husband Bill. She spent the best years of her life traveling with her husband, a Colonel, who would often refer to her as the real "General." Mrs. Aiken was very active with the U.S. Army Officers Wives Club and was a life time member of Red Oak United Methodist Church of Covington, where she enjoyed her time participating in the activities and functions of the United Methodist Women, Recycled Teenagers and Red Hat Ladies. To all who knew her, she was the true anchor of the Aiken family.
Surviving are sons Ron Aiken and his wife Sherri Aiken of Covington, Tim Aiken and his wife Pam Aiken of Covington; daughter Susan Aiken and Mark Slaughter of Covington; grandchildren Chad Aiken of Covington, Ashlyn Aiken of Covington, Greer Aiken and his wife Leah Aiken of Macon, Jason Robbins and his wife Nancy Robbins of Loganville, Andrea Robbins Delacruz and her husband Jorge Delacruz of Covington, Sarah Laine Slaughter of Covington, Cindy Dollander and her husband Mike Dollander of Watkinsville, and Alan Dismuke of Albany; great-grandchildren Dylan Robbins, Alyssa Claire Robbins, Tristan Delacruz, Liam Delacruz, William Peek, Dreyton, Payne and Addy Kate Dollander; sister Mary McEachern and Joe Melendi of St. Petersburg Beach, Fla.; brother Bob Greer and wife Betty Jo Greer of Cumming; and numerous members of extended family.
Funeral services were held yesterday, Aug. 7 at Red Oak United Methodist Church with Pastor Miguel Velez officiating, and interment followed in the church cemetery.