In Memory of




Obituary for Barbara Myers Dreyer

Barbara Myers Dreyer from Elmore County and resident of Titus, Alabama passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, January 19, 2024. She was the daughter of Robert Lee Myers and Irene Sims Myers and had eight siblings: Bobbie Nell, Mary Jewell, Robert Lee Jr, Billy Ray, Thomas, Marie, Peggy Joyce, and James, all who preceded her in death.

Barbara was a beloved "Mama" to two sons, Kenny Lanier and Rusty Lanier and a cherished "Granny" to her four grandchildren: Sarah, Keenan, Dustin and Cody. Sleepovers at Granny's meant waking up to animal shaped pancakes for breakfast and long summer afternoons fishing on the dock. Granny never tired from being the official judge for endless swimming, diving, and holding your breath contests and filling every available bucket, cup, and plastic container with critters and turtles for closer inspection and amusement. Her decisions were never challenged; not for fear of punishment, but the fear of disappointing her was unbearable. Her cheerful demeanor would quickly soothe away any heartache and her optimism was contagious.

Barbara was known for her sweet buttery pound cake with the perfectly crusted top and canning preserves and salsa which she would generously share with her neighbors and friends. She took pride in her garden and knew the names and origins of the numerous plants and flowers she acquired throughout the years. Visiting friends and family members would often leave with a cutting or young rooted specimen that Barbara would trust to their care. She loved sitting on her dock and offered an enthusiastic greeting and warm smile to anyone who passed her way.

Barbara served as the founding president of the Lake Jordan Homeowners and Boating Association. She was recognized by Auburn University and Alabama Power Company for organizing several lake clean-up projects and rallying the lake community to participate in holiday events and boating parades. Barbara initiated the naming and signage of Lake Jordan slews to assist emergency response teams in locating and identifying places of residence. Even though this was a huge undertaking requiring great effort, her determination and persuasive kindness rallied the support needed to get the job done.

Barbara was a devoted wife and companion to her late husband, William “Ed” Dreyer and cherished their many years traveling together and playing golf with friends. She appreciated visits from Ed's son, Dale Dreyer and stepson, Dennis Dillinger, especially during the recent years since his passing.

All who knew her, loved her, and were inspired by her remarkable southern grace and grit.

Visitation and memorial services will be on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at Gassett Funeral Home in Wetumpka, beginning at 1:00 p.m. with Memorial service to follow at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Matt Nixon officiating.