Mr. Barnes went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.
Born Dec. 1, 1937, in White County, he was the son of the late Travis and Della Tomlin Barnes. He also was preceded in death by his grandson, Cody Cheynne Holbrooks; brothers, Harold and Earl Barnes; and sisters, Frances Barnes and Mildred Hammond.
The Rev. Barnes has been a minister of the gospel for 47 years, having pastored several area churches. He was a member of Emmaus Baptist Church.
Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Virginia Maxwell Barnes of Demorest; daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Levi Chandler of Baldwin, and Caroline and Donald Chandler of Mt. Airy; daughter, Robin Irvin of Baldwin; sisters, Mary Hazel Ledford of Cleveland, and Tiney Stowe of Lula; brothers, Bradford Barnes of Dahlonega, and Johnny Barnes of Cornelia; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Those wishing to express online condolences to the Barnes family may do so by visiting whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
The Northeast Georgian
March 1, 2013