RISING STAR Graveside services for Barbara Jean Alexander, 68, of Rising Star, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 14, at Rising Star Cemetery with Terry Simmons officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

She died Friday, May 11, 2007, at her home.

She was born April 14, 1939, in Owensboro, Ky., to Miley B. and Lena Nesbitt-Eason. On Nov. 19, 1955, she was married to Darrel Ray Alexander in Mexico.

Survivors include her husband, Darrel Alexander of Rising Star; son, Stanley Alexander of Rising Star; daughter, Eva Pannell of Brownwood; brother-in-law, Ronny Alexander of Rising Star; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Peggy Eason Mathis.