Barbara Hamlett Dunnavant (84) of Cullen, Virginia passed away at her home on September 27, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Dayton Lee Dunnavant, Sr.; her parents Aubrey E. Hamlett, Sr. and Laura Vassar Hamlett; and her brother Aubrey E. Hamlett, Jr. She is survived by her four children, Jackie D. Hobgood (Howard) of Keysville, Cindy D. Watkins of Pittsboro, NC, D.L. Dunnavant Jr., (Pam) of Cullen, Laurie D. Bowman (Kenneth) of Keysville; and six grandchildren. She is also survived by her two brothers, Wesley G. Hamlett of Pamplin and Ronnie V. Hamlett of Forest.

Barbara held an honorary master’s degree in raising children and in loving grandchildren. Her house was always full of laughter and joy during holidays and family birthdays. The kitchen was the hub of activity and smelled of homemade desserts and garden vegetables. Barbara, along with her husband, was dedicated to farm work; diligently working in tobacco and hay fields, cattle, and vegetable gardens.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. with funeral service and interment at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 1, 2021 at Concord Baptist Church, 3225 Germantown Road in Charlotte Court House, Virginia 23923. A public viewing will be held on Thursday, September 30, 2021, from 9 a.m. til 5 p.m., at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Concord Baptist Church Building Fund, 489 Crawley Road, Cullen, VA 23934. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolence Messages

  1. Jerry and Connie Mason

    29 September 2021 2 months ago

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you’ll such a beautiful lady will always be missed.

  2. Arte Gordon

    29 September 2021 2 months ago

    DL,
    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Praying for God’s peace and comfort during this sorrowful time.

  3. Patricia Felker

    29 September 2021 2 months ago

    Our sincere condolences to all the family.
    Pat and Dan Felker

  4. Jerry Hawks

    29 September 2021 2 months ago

    DL my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Wanda Evan's Hudson

    30 September 2021 2 months ago

    Thinking and praying for all of you! She was a sweet, sweet lady whom I enjoyed being around. She was very proud of her family and I enjoyed her telling me we were related from way back. Her mother and my grandfather were first cousins. She gave me a list of our ancestors connection which I treasure. Rest In Peace Ms. Barbara, for you did a wonderful job here on earth.

  6. Johnny and Vanessa Dix

    30 September 2021 2 months ago

    We want to offer you our sincerest condolences on the death of your Mother. Our prayers are with you.

  7. Margaret Ann Elder

    30 September 2021 2 months ago

    Jackie, D. L., Cindy, and Laurie, my heart goes out to you in sympathy. Your Mom will be missed on Crawley Rd. and far beyond.

  8. Diane Lenoir-Giles

    30 September 2021 2 months ago

    Jackie,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Hugh dolan

    01 October 2021 2 months ago

    Sincerest sympathy to you all. Lifting the family up in prayers.

  10. Sulane Scruggs

    01 October 2021 2 months ago

    My sincere empathy to all the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless each one and comfort each one as only He can.

    Laurie, I am so sorry. It is always hard to say good-bye to your Mother no matter what age. Love you, Kelsey, Kendall, Kenneth, and Furbabies!

  11. Byron and Dana Boyles

    01 October 2021 2 months ago

    DL, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family at this time.

  12. winifred e dunn

    01 October 2021 2 months ago

    Sending our condolences. Bruce, Wendy and Peyton Dunn

  13. Judy & Tom Hall

    02 October 2021 2 months ago

    Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Judy & Tom

  14. Janice and John Noblin

    02 October 2021 2 months ago

    We are so sorry to hear of your mother passing away but remember she’s in a better place and no plan and suffering God be with the family through this difficult time

  15. David Carson

    01 November 2021 4 weeks ago

    Our thoughts and prayers are with each of the family. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. So very sorry. Sincerely David and Yvonne

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