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Barbara Gillion, 69, of Spiro died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. She was born Oct. 8, 1943, in Fort Smith to Harold and Dorothy (Bodine) Hamilton. She was a bookkeeper, working at Robert S. Kerr Lock and Dam, Spiro Builders Inc. and C.A.R. Transport in Burleson, Texas. Barbara was a true blue Dallas Cowboys fan, she loved the University of Oklahoma Sooners and she was the first and only Miss Spiro.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Gene Hamilton.
Barbara is survived by a son, Michael Gillion and wife Vickie of Spiro; a daughter, Donna Miller and husband Francisco â€śPacoâ€ť of Broken Arrow; five grandchildren, Zachary Allen and wife Kristen of Alma, Ark., Haley Allen of Broken Arrow, Clay Gillion of Fort Smith, Mason Gillion of Spiro and Samantha Gillion of Spiro; a great-grandchild, Abram Allen of Alma, Ark.; the father of her children, Sam Gillion of Spiro; many other other family members, friends and loved ones.
A private family service is planned. Grace Manor Funeral Home of Spiro is handling arrangements. You may leave an on-line greeting to the family at http://www.gracemanorfh.com.