OBITUARY

Dorothy Francis Barnes

September 11, 1933December 26, 2010

Mrs. Dorothy F. Barnes, 77, of Charlotte, passed away Sunday, December 26, 2010 in Carolina’s Medical Center. She was born September 11, 1933, in Carbondale, PA to Frances and Dorothy Wannacutt Holtzmaster. She was a caring and devoted wife and mother. She was a member of University City UMC for 18 years, She belonged to the University City Women’s Club and to The Red Hat Society. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her friends and family, and was famous for her scratch-made pie crust. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Ray Barnes, her three sons, Ron Barnes, Dave Barnes (Debbie) of Apex, Norm Barnes (Cheryl Turner) of Charlotte; her three grandchildren, Scott Barnes of Greenville, SC, Kati and Kevin Barnes of Apex; her sister, Marquerite Harrington, her two brothers, Donald Holtzmaster and Ken Holtzmaster. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Wednesday, December 29, 2010 in McEwen Funeral Service Derita Chapel 6300 Mallard Creek Road. A memorial service will take place 10:00 AM Thursday, December 30, 2010 in University City UMC 3835 W. W.T. Harris Blvd. In liew of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Mrs. Barnes’ name to University City UMC 3835 W. W.T. Harris Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28269. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.mcewenderitachapel.com Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service-Derita Chapel, Charlotte, NC.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, December 29, 2010
  • Memorial Service Thursday, December 30, 2010
REMEMBERING

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Nancy Holtzmaster

March 10, 2011

I'm Do-Do's brother Karl "Tony" Holtzmaster's daughter, Nancy. I'm very sorry to hear of her passing.

DIANA PRATT

January 6, 2011

DEAR UNCLE RAY & BOYS:
OUR SINCERE SORROW AND DEEPEST THOUGHTS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU. SHE WAS AN AUNT THAT WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED FOR SO MANY, MANY GOOD THINGS. OUR HEARTS ARE WITH YOU ALL AT THIS TIME OF DEEP SORROW.
WITH LOVE, DIANA & ELROY PRATT

Joe & Lori Konrath

January 2, 2011

Ray, our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this time. Though we only knew Dottie for such a short time since we joined UCUMC, we will certainly miss her on Sundays and at the Wonderful Wednesday Dinners.

Ernestine Wilson

January 1, 2011


We are so saddened to hear of Dotties' passing. We will always remember her sweet smile and will miss her presence at the "Y". We send our warmest thoughts and prayers to her family.

Ernestine and Frances

Lon Holtzmaster

December 31, 2010

Ray, May God comfort and bless you and your family during this time of sorrow. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.

December 31, 2010

Even though I haven't seen Aunt Do-Do in years, I still remember the sweet smile she always had for everyone. My prayers go out to all of you.

Ken & Dawn Holtzmaster

December 31, 2010

To Ray and the family. You are in our prayers and thoughts for the loss of Dorothy. She will always be remembered in our hearts.......

Joe Lyne

December 30, 2010

Dear Dave and family: So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always.

Amy & Gary Ma

December 30, 2010

Ray, Our hearts and thoughts are with you and your family. With love, Amy & Gary

Pam and Do Luu

December 30, 2010

Ray and Family, It is with much saddness to hear of Dotties passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you know and feel the comfort and peace God can bring to you at this time. Dottie was a special lady and friend to me.Sometimes when she came to water fitness classes, I would sing,"Well,Hello Dottie. It's so good to see you Dottie." She would smile all over.