BARBARA LOUISE, 63
1955 – 2018
Barbara Louise Stringfellow died on Monday, November 5, 2018, in Gainesville, Florida. She was 63. A lifelong resident of Gainesville, her parents were Fred Buford Stringfellow and Mary Graham Stringfellow. Barbara was a fifth generation descendant of pioneering early Alachua county settlers. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Nancy Stringfellow Farnsworth from Tampa, Florida.
Barbara was a 1973 graduate of P.K. Yonge Laboratory School and attended Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, leaving to work full time at Stringfellow Supply Company, a building materials business in Gainesville started by her grandfather, where she and her cousin, Jim Stringfellow, Jr., were vice-presidents of the company.
When Stringfellow Supply Company was purchased by Gulfeagle Supply of Tampa, Barbara stayed with the company at their Gainesville branch as senior accounts manager, retiring in 2015 to enjoy time with her husband, Carl Register, at their Lake Santa Fe home.
Barbara was an enthusiastic reader, along with interests in music, art, genealogy, cooking, environmental preservation, her cat Trippy, and traveling to Africa with her mother on photographic safaris, mostly in Kenya. She served on the Board of Directors at Haile Historic Homestead and Evergreen Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Carl Register, and a brother, Sandy Stringfellow.
A Memorial Service will take place at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church on Friday, November 16, at 11:00 A.M., with refreshments inside Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Stringfellow Chapel, and the Lillycroft Room served after the service.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 N.E. First Street, Gainesville Florida, 32601, or to Haven Hospice, 4200 N.W. 90th Boulevard, Gainesville, Florida, 32606.