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Memorial Service

East Fork Baptist Church
Sunday May 29th, 2022

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Barbara Jean Poyner

Barbara “Jean” Poyner, of Sylva, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday morning, May 24, 2022, at Skyland Care Center. She was born January 5, 1942, in Mobile, Alabama, to the late James and Christine Flynn.

She loved deeply and cared passionately. She enjoyed baking, tending her flower garden, and spending time with family and friends. Jean had a kind spirit and a way of spreading joy. Through her sense of humor, smile, and hugs she made everyone around her feel special.

Jean was preceded in death by husband, Jim Poyner, and her son, Jim Freitas. She will be deeply missed by her daughters, Chris Freitas and Teri Walawender, son-in-law, Tom Walawender, grandchildren James Walawender and wife, Casey; Alyssa and husband, Jarrod Couch; and great grandchildren--Thomas, Josephine, Henry, Eloise, and Birdy.

We find comfort in the belief that she has been reunited with her husband and son and knowing that she has found comfort and rest in the presence of the Father in her heavenly home.

There will be a celebration of her life for family and friends on Sunday May 29, 2022 at 11:00 AM at East Fork Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to East Fork Baptist Church, 2224 East Fork Road, Sylva, NC. 28779.

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A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Poyner

Bob & Donna Carpenter May 29 2022 9:00 AM

Terri, Tom, James and my girl Lys,
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Your Mom/ Granny was such a special giving person. Haley had a special bond with her as the rest of your family. With deepest Sympathy and Love, Whitney Coleman

Whitney Coleman May 27 2022 5:41 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss! She was a fine lady & I loved talking to her.

Debbie Chastain May 27 2022 5:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Poyner

Martha Russell May 27 2022 11:25 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Poyner

Andy and Barbara Cabe May 27 2022 9:34 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Poyner

Sue Nations May 27 2022 8:26 AM

Terri, Condolences on the passing of your Mother. I am praying for your family.

John Reid May 27 2022 12:11 AM

Thinking of everyone. She was a good friend and will be missed.

Diane and Bill Schulz May 27 2022 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Poyner

Stephanie N Jones May 26 2022 10:21 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with the family!!!

Jessie Wilson May 26 2022 9:16 PM

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