Mrs. Laura Catherine Barnard, age 64 of Meadows of Dan, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at her home. She was born in Floyd County on January 11, 1959, to the late Johnny Hylton and Inez Webb Hylton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Thomas Smith; a son-in-law, Michael Nester; one sister, Joyce Perkins; and one brother, Donald Hylton. Laura had worked at Mabry Mill for over 20 years.
Surviving is her husband of 38 years, Lesley David Barnard of the home; one daughter, Dawn Nester of Laurel Fork; one son, David Barnard of Roanoke; one granddaughter, Abygail Smith; two brothers, Rex Hylton of Hillsville, Gerald Hylton of Willis; one sister, Betty Vanness of Roanoke; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 17, 2023, at 1:00 PM at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Pastor John Franklin officiating. Burial will follow in the Barnard Family Cemetery on Hurricane Ridge in Meadows of Dan. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to www.moodyfuneralservices.com.