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Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Joel Steven “Steve” Barden, age 67, of Hoschton, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018. Mr. Barden was born in Atlanta, Georgia, a son to the late Howell and Norma Dunn Barden. Mr. Barden was a retired Feeder Driver at United Parcel Service (UPS) with 36 years of service. He was a member of the Galilee Christian Church in Jefferson and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Vietnam War. If Steve could say “yes” to helping another, he always did. There is no telling how many of God’s children that Steve served along his journey. In addition to his parents, Mr. Barden was preceded in death by his brother, Alan Barden.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Barden of Hoschton; daughters, Miki Cooper and her husband Chip of Clinton, South Carolina, Melanie Williams and her husband Jeff of Hull, Georgia; six adoring grandchildren, Avery, Cade, Hollis and Hayes Williams, Ella and Lois Cooper; five brothers and two sisters also survive.
The Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 4:00 PM in the Galilee Christian Church with Minister Nick Vipperman and Minister Tom Plank officiating. The visitation will be held on Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM in the Galilee Christian Church, prior to the service. Gentlemen honored as pallbearers are Cade Williams, Hayes Williams, Chip Cooper and Jeff Williams.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Galilee Christian Church Cemetery Fund, 2191 Galilee Church Road, Jefferson, GA 30549 or the Northeast Georgia Hospice, 2150 Limestone Parkway, Suite 222, Gainesville, GA 30501.
Evans Funeral Home, 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson, GA 30549. 706-367-5467.
Galilee Christian Church Cemetery Fund
2191 Galilee Church Road, Jefferson GA 30549
Northeast Georgia Hospice
2150 Limestone Parkway Suite 222, Gainesville GA 30501