OBITUARY

Mildred Owens Barnes

May 5, 1926May 29, 2012

Mildred Alice Owens Barnes “Mib”, 86, lost her battle to cancer in Harris Hospice Center at Presbyterian Hospital on May 29, 2012. Born in Blacksburg, SC on May 5, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Dexter Hillard Owens and Marie Malissy Campbell Owens. Mildred loved her home of 44 years, where she spent countless hours gardening, growing flowers, or just touring her property and visiting neighbors on her golf cart. She loved to cook, especially desserts and had a real sweet tooth.

A funeral to celebrate her life will be held at 2:00PM, Saturday, June 2nd at The Derita Chapel of McEwen Funeral Service, 6300 Mallard Creek Road, with Pastor Timothy S. Nichols officiating. Interment will follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens. A catered visitation will be held from 7:00PM to 9:00PM Friday evening at the funeral home.

Mildred is survived by four daughters, Jean B. Gurley and husband Jack, of Charlotte, Lynn B. Starnes and husband Jimmy, of Midland, Gail B. Whitson and husband Ket, of Willow Spring, Karen J. Barnes, of Mooresville; a son, Charles T. Barnes, Jr and wife Patsy, of Charlotte; two brothers, Eugene Owens, of Lawrenceville, GA, Dwayne Owens, of Mooresville; a sister, Alice “Angel” Beal, of Newton; twelve grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Thurman Barnes, Sr.; two sisters, Evelyn Ricardo, Hazel Buehler and a brother Loren Owens.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 1, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 2, 2012
REMEMBERING

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Jacki Fox

June 1, 2012

Karen,
I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much you will miss your mother. You are in my thoughts, prayers, & heart. Much love to you & your family.

Chris Anderson

June 1, 2012

Karen,
My condolences to you, and your family. You and your family are in my thoughts, and prayers.
God Bless

Gail Burnette

June 1, 2012

Gail and Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of a precious neighbor and friend. She and her love for flowers in our yards will be dearly missed.

Sherry Riley

June 1, 2012

To my Cousins - I am so sorry for your loss. With my father Richard Carswell in the hospital, we will be unable to attend the wake or funeral. Your family are in our prayers. My mother, Claire Carswell, also sends her love.

Diane Clary

May 31, 2012

Gail - My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. I was so sad to hear of your mother's death. I know you and your siblings took great care of her for these past few years as her health started to fail. And because of that, you were able to keep her at home until the very end. I will be out of town this weekend and will, unfortunately, miss the funeral. Stay strong; God's grace will get you through this and may his peace and understanding surround you.

Diane Clary

M. Williams

May 31, 2012

Although I am not acquainted with the Barnes family, I am sorry to hear of your loss and would like to express my condolences. May "The God of all comfort" bring your family peace during this difficult time. 2Cor.1:3

Anne Galant

May 31, 2012

Jean, you and your family are in my prayers and thoughts. You have a beautiful mother and you are a devoted daughter. God bless you and your family.
Sending love and sympathy,
Anne Wright Galant

Ryan Willis

May 31, 2012

Karen and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss, and you all remain in my thoughts in prayers.
With heartfelt Sympathy,
Ryan Willis

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY