Mrs. Mardel Owenby Barke, age 82, of Dacula, GA passed away on March 27, 2007. Surviving are: Husband of 64 Years: Mr. Vernon A. Barke, Dacula, GA; Daughter and Son-in-Law: Dianne and Bill Van Every, Lawrenceville, GA; Son: Duane Chase Barke, Dacula, GA; Grandchildren: Michelle and Steve Tubbs, Jasper, AL, Troy and Gina Van Every, Cumming, GA; Great Grandchildren: Austin Van Every, Nathan Van Every; Sister: Eleonor Aulozzi, Lady Lake, FL; Brother: Thurlo Owenby, Kennesaw, GA; Several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Barke was born on March 4, 1925 in Cobb County, GA. She was a homemaker and worked part-time outside the home with the Telephone Company, Education and Retail. She was a 1942 graduate of Thomasville High School, Thomasville, GA. She was a member of Hamilton Mill Baptist Church (Hog Mountain Baptist Church) where she taught the Senior Adult Ladies Sunday School Class for 11 years. She loved her Sunday School class and ministered to all. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2007 at 11:30 a.m. at the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Mac Palmer and Rev. Barney Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, GA at 3:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.