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Barbara Nell Hamm “Meme”, age 91

Barbara Nell Hamm “Meme”, age 91, of Jacksonville passed away December 9, 2023.

She loved her family and friends, and most of all she loved her grandchildren. She spent her time working in her garden and keeping weeds out of the yard. She volunteered at the Fishnet Thrift Store with her daughter, Kerry. She sewed care caps for cancer patients with the ladies at First Baptist Church, and she sewed quilts with the ladies at the Base Chapel until September 2023.

Barbara is preceded in death by her husband Thomas (1992); grandson Adam Matthews (2013); daughter Karen Hamm (2019); and daughter Kaethe Bohannon (2021).

She is survived by her daughter Kerry Matthews; son-in-laws David Matthews, Dan Bohannon; grandchildren Danielle Bohannon, Dana (Brandon) Adams, Leon (Erin) Matthews, Aron (Sarah) Matthews; great-grandchildren Madason Matthews, Nolan Adams, Mason Matthews, Owen Matthews, Finley Matthews, Lyanna Adams, Olivia Matthews; and many more friends and extended family members.

Barbara requested no service and no flowers. Donate household and clothing items to Fishnet Thrift Store on Swift Drive off Marshall Road in Jacksonville. Proceeds go to Fishnet Mission Food Bank to feed people in need.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Susan Mansfield Posted December 11, 2023 6:22 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Barbara was the sweetest lady and she will be greatly missed.

  • Annabelle Davis Posted December 12, 2023 7:11 AM

    Barbara was such a dear lady & neighbor, always sharing tomatoes from her garden & visiting over the fence. I will miss her knowing she isn’t there.

  • Glenda Sieger Posted December 12, 2023 10:00 PM

    My deepest sympathies to Barbara’s Family. She was a GREAT neighbor for my parents! She was a good neighbor and friend to all who met her! She will be missed and forever loved.

  • Theresa Posted December 17, 2023 8:06 PM

    Warm hugs and prayers to the family. Ms. Barbara leaves behind many happy memories. I loved hearing her stories and fond memories of her cherished family at Sewing Ministry. She was so proud of each one of you! I am blessed to have known Ms. Barbara over the past 10+ years. I used to joke with her that she was kin to everyone in Jacksonville. She would giggle. I loved making her giggle. She was a tough cookie and sharp as a whip. She will be missed by many. Rest in peace, Ms. Barbara. ❤️

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