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Mildred Sims photoIn sadness, we share the news that Mrs. Mildred (Millie) Sims died on Tuesday March 10, 2020. Mrs. Sims was the wife of the late Rev. J. David Barkley, a retired elder in the Desert Southwest Conference.

Mrs. Mildred Sims was born on Tuesday, October 03, 1933 and died peacefully at her home in Sierra Vista, AZ. A graveside service was held at Fort Huachuca Post Cemetery on March 16, 2020.

Rev. J. David Barkley was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and Emory University at Candler School of Theology. He was admitted on trial in the Methodist Church in 1955 and served in the West Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Church: Pittsburgh: Brushton; Belle Vernon; Pittsburgh: Staff Housing; in the West Pennsylvania Conference of The United Methodist Church: Pittsburgh: Staff Housing; Pittsburgh: Urban League. He retired in 1977 and transferred to the Desert Southwest Conference and served at: Mesa: First; Tucson: Hope; Sierra Vista: Sierra Vista UMC and Huachuca City: Huachuca.

Condolences can be sent to:

Tom and Linda Karch
2610 N. Walnut Ave.
Arlington Hts, IL 60004

Memorial gifts can be sent to Good Neighbor Alliance, a ministry that Rev. Barkley started.
Good Neighbor Alliance, Inc.
420 N. 7th Street
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
http://svshelter.org/

Remembering God’s word for us, we give thanks to God who gives us the victory over death through Jesus Christ. With gratitude for the life of Mrs. Mildred Sims, please hold her family and friends in prayer at this time.

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