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Connie Cordell Barnard

Connie Cordell Barnard

Connie Cordell Barnard, died, June 27, 2019 at home in Surfside Beach, SC.  She was born August 1, 1944 in Albany, Georgia, the daughter of Joel James and Ella Hill Cordell.

Mrs. Barnard attended Wesleyan College, graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in English and later received a M.Ed. in English from the University of South Carolina.  She taught English for many years including positions at Coastal Carolina University, Socastee High School, and Myrtle Beach High School.  After her retirement from teaching, she worked as a freelance writer for a number of local and regional publications.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach, Delta Delta Delta sorority, the Junior Leagues of Albany, GA; Alexandria, LA; and Washington, DC, and the Archibald Rutledge Club of Myrtle Beach.

Mrs. Barnard is survived by her husband of 55 years, Air Force Colonel (ret.) Howard D. Barnard, III; daughter, Elizabeth Lundy Barnard Blum and her husband, Buck; a son, Howard D. Barnard, IV and his wife Julie; five grandchildren, Andrew Ellis Blum, Catherine Cordell Blum, Sarah Elizabeth Barnard, James Cole Barnard, Ella Rose Barnard.  She is also survived by a sister, Sara Cordell Lewis and husband Emory, and a sister-in-law, Doty Barnard Dunn and husband JD.

Visitation will be at the McMillan-Small Funeral Home in Myrtle Beach from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Monday, July 1st, a memorial service will be Tuesday, July 2nd at 11:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church, Grissom Campus.  Memorials may be made to the Connie Barnard Memorial Garden at First Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 70127, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572.


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John and Joni Notestein
Lee’s Summit, MO
Created On: 06/30/2019 15:08:56

We were so sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. She was always such a joy to be with and a huge help for those of us who were young officers with young families in Myrtle Beach. She was such a kind soul that will be dearly missed.

Brenda and Tim Roth
Created On: 06/30/2019 02:19:15

Howard and family, this saddened us so deeply. Connie was so beautiful inside and out. She made such a difference in the world. Her smile and positive energy brought light wherever she went. Love, Brenda and Tim

Debbie Harwell
Myrtle Beach
Created On: 06/30/2019 01:09:12

Howard and family. I am so sorry to hear about Connie. She was one of the nicest, kindest, God-fearing women that I have ever know. Oh, my heart breaks for your loss.

Jim & Amy Tully
Waterford, Michigan
Created On: 06/29/2019 23:17:58

We're very sorry for your loss. Connie always had the best smile and kind heart. You are in our prayers.

Clare Reigart
Murrells Inlet
Created On: 06/29/2019 21:28:14

I am so very sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. We had so much fun on our trip. I will keep you all in my prayers. Clare

Pam Clifton
Conway SC
Created On: 06/29/2019 20:18:32

Howard and Family,
Shocked that this wonderful lady is no longer physically with us. Her spirit burns bright in all who knew her. We are all so much better off for having known her. Connie was one of a kind.
My prayers are with you.

Charlene and Ronnie Black
Simpsonville, S. C.
Created On: 06/29/2019 19:37:12

When Connie left this earth on Thursday, Heaven received a lovely, sweet angel. The first time I met Connie many years ago, I knew she was special and one of a kind. She was the ultimate "Southern Belle!" Although I haven't seen her in years, her smile and graciousness will stay with me forever. I am better for having known her.

Ronnie and I pray for your entire Barnard clan to have fewer days of grieving and more filled with sweet, loving memories.

Howard, Julie, Sarah, Cole and Ella, we love you!

Washington, D.C
Created On: 06/29/2019 15:44:09

Mrs. Barnard was one of my favorite teachers in high school. She had a contagious personality and always challenged her students to work harder.

Elizabeth Champion
Albany GA
Created On: 06/29/2019 15:11:57

What a marvelous smile and joyful laugh! How sad she has moved on leaving such a void for so many. My sincere sympathy to those now grieving and who will miss her in their future.

Dave and Lorraine Koerner
New Hampshire
Created On: 06/29/2019 12:46:01

We are so shocked and saddened to hear of Connie’s passing. She is one of the sweetest ladies we know and we love her like family. We couldn’t ask for better neighbors at the beach than the two of you and we always looked forward to our get togethers when we returned for the winter months. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We love you!
Dave and Lorraine

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