She was born Jan. 2, 1934 in Jefferson County, to Van Buren and Helen Vines and was the third of three children.
Barbara was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She enjoyed life, helping people and spending time with her family.
The family will receive friends today, Dec. 27, 2013, from 6 until 8 p.m. in the parlor at Collins-Burke Funeral Home in Jasper.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the Collins-Burke Chapel with burial at Black Pond Cemetery. William Banks will officiate.
Alexander was preceded in death by her son, Charles Piercy; father, Van Buren Vines; mother, Helen Masters; sister, Charlotte Osborn; brother, Charles Vines and one infant brother.
She is survived by her husband, Carl Alexander; daughters, Carolyn Piercy Robertson (Tim) and Nancy Piercy Spivey (Clyde); sons, Michael Piercy (Lynda) and James Piercy; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5571