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Barbara Lou Hosey, age 87 of New Boston, TX passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at a care facility. She was born on July 11, 1931 in Parrish, AL, the daughter of Gilbert and RT Forrester.

She was a current resident of New Boston, TX but lived in the Redland Community, OK most of her life. She cherished her friends and her church family at the Redland Church of Christ until her death.

Barbara was a people person, loved all kinds of people, never met a stranger and took sincere interest in all of the families of those she met. She loved to write personal letters and kept in touch regularly with friends and family from all over the world. She enjoyed sharing family history with extended family and took thousands of pictures of family and friends to share also. Known for her kindness, generosity and doing for others, she lived by her strong Faith in Christ. She loved God and Country and took every opportunity to display that love and let it be known. It is very fitting that she left this world on July 4th.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved son, Billy Ray Hosey in 2000; her husband of 50 years, Raymond Hosey; and a brother, Trevor Forrester.

Barbara is survived by her sister, Glennis Boutwell of Texarkana, TX; nieces and nephews, Glenda Patterson and Kevin Forrester both of New Boston, TX, Mack Forrester of Mobile, AL, Monica Hudson of New Boston, TX, Lin Boutwell of Nacogdoches, TX, Wes Boutwell of Dallas, TX, Eugene Shelton of Glen Rose, TX, Cindy Stout of Edmond, OK, Scott Shelton and Tyson Shelton both of Ada, OK, Stan “Monty” Shelton of Luther, OK, Lynne Hosey and Brenda Francis both of Tulsa, OK; several great-nieces and great-nephews, other relatives and many friends.


Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at the Redland Church of Christ with Victor Balagbagan officiating. Interment will follow at the Redland Cemetery.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:30 to 1:30 at the Redland Church of Christ.

In lieu of flowers, please honor her memory with donations to the Redland Cemetery or the Redland Church of Christ, PO Box 310, Haworth, OK 74740.

Online condolences can be shared with the family at

Arrangements with
White Family Funeral Home
Idabel, Oklahom

Bowie County Citizens Tribune

139 E.N. Front Street
New Boston, Texas 75570