Charlotte Dickey Barlow, affectionately known as “Ba” to her friends and family, died on July 13, 2015 at her residence at the Magnolia Gardens in Greenville.
She was born on October 9, 1925, in Greenville. Her parents, Charlotte Love Dickey and Calvin Farris Dickey, were long term residents of Leland, and she grew up there and attended the Leland public schools. After graduating from Leland High School, she attended Mississippi State College for Women. She graduated from the University of Mississippi where she was a member of Delta Gamma sorority. She was a lifelong Ole Miss fan.
She spent the majority of her adult life as a resident of New Orleans and lived happily in the French Quarter for many years. She was married to John Rudy Barlow who died in 1998. She was employed as the personal assistant to the owner of Henderson Oil Company, which owned the St. Louis Hotel, and was very involved in managing the hotel. She was a dedicated volunteer to the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans.
She evacuated New Orleans immediately before Hurricane Katrina arrived, and then moved to Columbia, Missouri. Thereafter, she lived in Columbia and in Greenville.
She loved all cats and dogs, and asked that memorials be given to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 424 East 92d Street, New York, NY 10128-6804.
Her friends and relatives will gather at a later time to share their memories of her.