OBITUARY

Myrtle Cross Barnes

July 18, 1914February 28, 2012

Myrtle "Mickey" Bangle Cross Barnes, 97, went to be with the Lord from her home, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, following a period of declining health. Born July 18, 1914 in Rowan County, she was the daughter of the late Paul Thomas abd Carrie Lingle Bangle. A 1933 graduate of Granite Quarry High School, Mrs. Barnes had retired form Carolina Maid. She was an active member of Central Baptist Church in Kannapolis, loved music and sang in the choir as long as her health permitted. Mrs. Barnes also attended Liberty Baptist Church in China Grove, where her daughter assists with the church music. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Arthur E. Cross, who she married in 1935 and her second husband, Ernest E. Barnes, who she married in 1978. Mrs. Barnes is survived by her daughter, Dona Cross Baity of Salisbury, friends and caregivers, who loved her dearly. The family will receive friends Friday, March 2, 2012 from 6:00-7:00 PM at Central Baptist Church, with the funeral service at 7:00 PM, conducted by the Rev Curtis Parker, Pastor and Pastor Barry Kemp of Liberty Baptist Church. Burial will be at 11:00 AM Saturday at Christiana Lutheran Church Cemetery, 6190 US Hwy 52 in Salisbury. Memorials may be made to Liberty Baptist Church, POB 81, China Grove, NC 28023 or to Central Baptist Church, 1810 Moose Road, Kannapolis, NC 28083. The family would like to thank Mrs. Barnes' caregivers; Martie Ellis, Chris Littleton, Jean Roach, Rina Lewis, Angela Deese and Tonya Renea Starnes, for the wonderful care and love they gave to her. On-line condolences may be made at www.linnhoneycuttfuneralhome.com Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove is serving the Barnes family. under the direction of Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home, China Grove, NC.

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Roy Land

March 5, 2012

Dona I spoke to my sister last nite she told me about your mother she lived a long a wonderful life and I offer my condolences. Roy Land, Miami, Florida

March 4, 2012

"Dear Family; Please accept my condolence. Keep close to your heart loving memories and cherished moments. May the Hearer of prayer comfort you. Psalms 65:2

robin mcdowell

March 3, 2012

Dona,i know your mother had a big smile on her face when she took her last breath cause her next breath was with Jesus. i bet she is singing all over heaven. Our prayers go out to you Dona .mrs.Barns was a special lady at Liberty bap. love and prayers Billy and Robin mcdowell

Robin Watson Seagle

March 2, 2012

Dona, I have special memories of your mother singing and you playing the piano at Central Baptist Church when I was a teenager. I know you'll always treasure the memories of times shared with your mother and feel blessed that you had a Godly mother who loved you so much. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

March 2, 2012

Dona,
Watching the above photo clips of Aunt Myrtle brought back so many many memories. She will be missed deeply. Now.. the Bangle sisters are once again reunited as angels. May God be with you at this difficult time.

Rebecca Barnes

March 2, 2012

Dona,
Your mother will be remembered always by those of us who had the pleasure of knowing her and her music at Big Elm. What a delight she was and how dedicated she was to sharing the gospel through her music. She made a difference for so many. Thank you for sharing her with all of us. God bless you!

Catherine Tobin

March 2, 2012

We will miss Mrs. Barnes lovely smile and singing voice over at CJ's on Thursday nights. My husband & I didn't know all of you too long but thought she was a very sweet lady.

Cat & Richard Tobin

Michael Mallimo

March 2, 2012

Dona,
Tammy, the girls and I all wish to express our deepest sympathy to you. Mrs. Barnes was a wonderfully sweet woman, and we are so glad we had the opportunity to live next to her, and to get to know you. We love you. Mike Mallimo and family.

Hershal & Barbara Skeen

March 1, 2012

Dona, We just wanted to let you know that our hearts go out to you during this difficult time in your life. The loss of a mother is really hard to cope with. Just remember all the wonderful years and good times you had with her and know that she is in GODS' loving arms now. We were glad we got to meet your Mother, although it was for a short time. She had the most beaming personality and always had a smile on her face. She really love to sing and we love to listen to her too. She will be missed. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. May GOD bless you and help you through this. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

March 1, 2012

Dona,
You and Mrs. Barnes was so faithful for many years in providing service to the Residents at Big Elm Retirement Center and would like you to know what a blessing you were.
May God Bless You and give you strength for the days ahead.