Barry Sam South
January 23 1955 - July 19 2017 - Age 62

Barry South, age 62, of New Orleans passed away peacefully on July 19, 2017 surrounded by family and friends. Born to the late Earnest South and Ethel Hahn South in St. Louis, MO, Barry completed his BA and Master’s degrees in archaeology from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. He moved to New Orleans for the historic architecture and had a long career there as an archaeologist with Earth Search, Inc, and a historic home renovator. More recently Barry worked for FEMA as a reservist deployed to West Virginia and Missouri. Barry was an obsidian knapper, sculpted jade that he collected, immersed himself in the music, food and fests of New Orleans and regularly fostered kittens. Barry was the loving father of Austin South of Vancouver, WA, Felicite and Lenore Lazaras-South of New Orleans. He is survived by his sister, Sunny Tabino; brothers Earnest South and Dennis South; nieces Danielle Herman Dexter and Michelle Herman Haag; and his former spouses, Deanna Pehrson and Gail Lazaras. A gathering of friends and family to celebrate Barry’s life will be held at a later date.

New Orleans, LA (current)
Saint Louis, MO (birthplace)

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Paul Lazaras
RIP. Barry was an intrigue of a person. I admired his whit, but he had so many sides, including his extraordinary intelligence, not only from the archaeology side, but also from the geological perspective. Always an interesting man to be with. He was a A good person and good father to my grandchildren. My condolences to his family and especially Gail, Felicity and Lenore. I will miss him.
Melinda Taylor Kelly
So sad to hear of Barry's passing. He was funny and generous. Way to soon.
Daphne and Daniel Battle
I am so sorry to hear this news. I am thinking and praying for you all to find peace and comfort in each other and in the many happy memories you have of Barry. We miss you all.
Gail Lazaras
Far too soon.