Konie Deaoula Barnes Sr

September 3, 1926February 1, 2013

Konie Deaoula Barnes, Sr., 86, of Hackett, Arkansas passed away Friday, February 1, 2013 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a retired heating and air service manager, a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, a 32nd degree Mason, and an avid golfer.

Funeral service will be at 12:00 P.M. (noon) Wednesday, February 6, 2013 in the McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood and interment with military honors in the U. S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Pauline and mother-in-law Wonema Miller, both of the home; a son, Brian Clark of Westfork, AR; a daughter, Kristy Spruell and husband, Michael of Gravette, AR; a sister, Montique Nixon and husband, George of North Carolina; a grandson, William Spruell; three sisters-in-law, Caryol Hendricks and husband, Butch of Fayetteville, AR, Loretta Korth and husband, Norman of Fort Smith, Valarie Moffett and husband, Mike of Rudy, AR; and a brother-in-law, Russell Miller of Hackett, AR. He was preceded in death by a son, Konie Deaoula Barnes, Jr.

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 5th from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home in Greenwood with the family.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 6, 2013
  • Family visitation Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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Ed Lightner

February 6, 2013

Konie was a very unique and passionate man. His passing is a great loss to all that ever had an opportunity to work, play or spend any time with him. He will be missed but never forgotten.

Raymond Granderson

February 5, 2013

Pauline, I am sorry for your loss.My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kelly Wingfield

February 5, 2013

Pauline, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.

Bob Conner

February 5, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Krystal Constable

February 5, 2013

Growing up Konie was like a dad to me. I can remember every birthday and Christmas gift he ever gave me but it was that one Barbie that was so special to me. He was so good to my mom and I never asking for anything in return he did it out of the goodness of his heart. I loved Konie and was always happy when Pauline would come and tell me Konie said hi or checked up on me. Pauline thank you for making Konie so happy, you are what gave him his smile.

George Ezzell

February 5, 2013

Pauline,I am very sorry to hear of Konie's passing,I always thought a lot Konie and had a lot of respect for him.We will keep you and your family in our prayers.
George Ezzell

Charolette Constable

February 4, 2013

Konie was one of the nicest, sweetest and most gentlemanly man I have had the pleasure of knowing. We worked together at Rheem for many years and when he retired he was really missed but I know he enjoyed retirement and being able to enjoy his family more.

Pauline you were Konie's sunshine and made him extremely happy and I know you will miss him very much. He lived a long happy life for many years and I give you so much credit for his long life. I am extremely saddened that he is gone.

He was a well loved gentleman and will be missed by many.

The Rinke Family (Michael, Angela & Seth)

February 4, 2013

Pauline, so sorry to hear of Konie's passing. You and your family are in our prayers.

Tom Fowler

February 4, 2013

Dear Pauline and family,I am so sorry to hear of Konies passing. He was truly a gentleman and a dear friend. I traveled with Konie for many years and always looked forward to his visits to Richmond. We shared good times, meals, and good friends.May the good Lord be with you.

vickie phelan

February 4, 2013

I'm so sorry for your loss. You're in our prayers.