94 year old Earnest Barber of Smithville died Wednesday morning at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Church of God and a World War II veteran. Barber was also retired from Carrier. The funeral will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Ricky Arnold will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. Barber was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Barber; parents, Henry and Eula Barber; two sisters, Dorothy Hawkins and Pearly Washburn; and three brothers, G.W., Elmer, and Eugene Barber. Survivors include two sons, Tommy and wife Nancy Barber and Bobby Barber of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Danny Barber, Scotty Barber, Tabitha Webb, Renee Walker, and Stephanie Barber all of Smithville, and Sarah Harris of Lebanon. Twelve great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; one brother, Andrew Barber; and two sisters, Josephine Castleberry and Violet Harbor all of Texas. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.