July 24, 1938-Feb. 10, 2022

Barbara Ann Singletary Rains, 83, of Marthaville died at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. 
Graveside services will be at Old Pisgah Cemetery July 24, 2022, on Barbara Ann’s 84th birthday. 
Barbara Ann was born July 24, 1938, in Sabine Parish, the middle child of W.W. (Dub) Singletary and Lou Ann Davis Singletary.  
She attended Belmont School and graduated with the Class of 1957. Upon her graduation, she married her high school sweetheart, Ronald Rains. They shared over 64 years of marriage and during that time they reared two daughters. Ronald worked in the oil field for over 45 years and during that time, Barbara Ann and the girls would travel and live in many different places overseas.
     For the last nine years, Barbara Ann had been in bad health and for most of the time was bedridden.  Ronald was her caretaker and as he looks back, he can’t remember a time when she was not in his life.
In addition to her parents, Barbara Ann was preceded in death by her brothers, Gerald and Tim Singletary. 
She is survived by husband, Ronald, her devoted caregiver; and their two daughters, Brenda and Holley Rains; three grandchildren, Jonathon Strahan, Wesley Greer and Zach Richards.  
Barbara Ann was a Christian woman and devoted her life to her family. She will be fondly remembered by the song “Bar Bar Bar Bar Bar Barbara Ann” and the “Class of ’57.”