Shirley Margaret Hoover Barnes

June 19, 1935November 8, 2020

Shirley Margaret Hoover Barnes , 85, passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2020. She was born in Guilford County on June 19, 1935 to the late Robert and Beulah Dunlap Hoover.

She married Archie Lee Barnes on September 1, 1957 who preceded her in death in June, 1989. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Billy Hoover, a sister, Nancy Fine, and her son Archie Barnes II.

Surviving are three daughters: Arlee Boylen (Mark) of Archdale, Sandy Cook (Martin) of High Point, and Sherri Gilbert (Preston) of High Point; seven grandchildren: Brett Boylen, Brittany Boylen Beaver, Chelsea Cook Andrews, Alexander Cook, Madison Barnes, Phoenix Barnes, and Peyton Gilbert; four great grandchildren: Eloise and Winston Andrews, and Emma and Hank Beaver. Also surviving are sisters-in-law Kathy Harmon, Dorothy Hoover, and Marilyn Barnes. As well as her daughter-in-law, Tracy Hicks Barnes and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Shirley’s name to the Grown Ups Benefit, or in care of the Grown Ups Benefit, 104 Lanford Drive, Thomasville, NC 27360.

A private graveside service for Shirley will be held for the immediate family. A memorial service will be held at a later date.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Michael Mabe

November 15, 2020

I will always remember her as a sweet humble soul. I had a chance to know her and her family as we all grew up together in Trinity. Everybody knew everybody it seemed... She was definitely one of those "special" Moms to everyone! I am so thankful that I had a chance to visit with her, and pray with her a few times before she went to Heaven. She will be missed!

Joey Hilburn

November 13, 2020

Shirley was the sweetest of ladies and helped to raise some amazing children. One of which was my very best friend who I miss dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with you Sherri and the rest of the family. I love you dearly.

Sherry Wall

November 12, 2020

I am praying for you and your family during this time of loss. I am very sad because I certainly know how you feel If you need me, just let me know! Love U

Debra Barnes

November 11, 2020

I am so sorry you have lost your mom. I am thinking of you Arlee, Sandy, and Sherri during this hard time. My prayers are with you. Love,Debra


November 11, 2020

Sandy ... so sorry to learn of your mom's passing. Sending my love & prayers for your entire family.
Kathy Varner

Brenda Banks

November 10, 2020

So sorry for the loss of your mom Arlee, Sandy and Sherri and also to all of her grandchildren. Prayers for all of you during this sad time.


Kathy Harmon

November 10, 2020

I will miss my sister in law very much I was a 10 year old when I met her she was more like my sister I loved to go stay at their Apt we always had good times together going to the beach and mountains with the family great memories to many to mention RIP Shirley your free from pain To my Nieces and their family Love you more than I can say stay strong Aunt Kathy

Tim Driggers

November 10, 2020

Sorry to hear of Aunt Shirley passing. I would like if one of the girls call me at 814-381-8130. Love Timmy

Donald Driggers

November 9, 2020

I am saddened to hear of Aunt Shirley's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this difficult time.
Love Don and Naomi Driggers

Marilyn Barnes

November 9, 2020

I remember visiting Shirley and your family when Ray and I visited in High Point. It was a joy to get to know her, as well as you all. Shirley and I enjoyed our children so much.
I'm so sorry for your loss - know you will miss her so much. You are in my prayers.


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