Charlotte Ann Barnes

July 29, 1938April 17, 2018
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Funeral services for Charlotte Ann Barnes (Collins), 79, of Keller, formerly of Levelland, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 23, at First Baptist Church of Levelland, with Pastor Sammy Elliott officiating. Burial will follow in the City of Levelland Cemetery, under the direction of George Price Funeral Home of Levelland. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at George Price Funeral Home of Levelland, She passed away April 17, 2018, in Fort Worth. Charlotte was born July 29, 1938, Emma Odesa Coats Collins and W.F. “Bill” Collins in Odessa. She grew up in Cisco and attended Cisco Junior College and graduated from Hardin-Simmons University with a bachelors of science degree. Charlotte was an elementary school teacher for over 29 years at numerous locations throughout West Texas. She and Royce were members of First Baptist Church Levelland and were actively involved in the “Sonshine” Choir. Charlotte enjoyed traveling with family and church friends. She and Royce were married for 59 years. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Royce Dale Barnes; son, Rick Dale Barnes and wife, Sheila, all of Keller; daughters: Lori Arnett and husband, Alvin, of Fort Worth, and Kara Barnes of Stephenville; grandson, Lance Mills of Traer, Iowa; granddaughter, Lita Mills and Preston Salyer of Granbury; and great-granddaughter, Layla Salyer; sister, Maedeen Dodds and Roy Dodds of Brownwood. Donations may be made to the E.M. Barnes Scholarship Fund at South Plains College in Charlotte’s honor.


  • Darrell Dodds
  • Cory Barnes
  • Matt Walker
  • Robert Vaughn
  • Lance Mills
  • Preston Salyer

  • E.M. Barnes Scholarship Fund at South Plains College



  • Visitation Sunday, April 22, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 23, 2018


  • Officiating

Charlotte Ann Barnes

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Roy Carnes

April 27, 2018

Dear Royce,

My wife, Charlotte and I were so sorry to read about the death of your beautiful wife, Charlotte. We were also disappointed that because of some health issues we were unable to attend the memorial service. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you as you continue your life here until you are able to join her for your eternal life together.


Roy Carnes

Dwight Pounds

April 20, 2018

It was always a pleasure to be with Royce and Charlotte during our reunions and I was always impressed with the manner in which the two complemented one another. They chose their life-mates so very well those many years ago and Royce was always proud--more than justifiably so-- of the elegant woman at his side. Our time together was very limited--how very much I wish there had been more. The manner in which I remember departed friends in family is almost childlike in its simplicity--I imagine that in Heaven there stands a rack of billions of bells, one for each person who ever lived, and that these bells ring every time a given individual's name is mentioned. Allow me to close this expression of condolence with a very simple but sincere statement: Charlotte Ann Barnes--ring her bell.

Dwight & Margaret Pounds

Dick and Valeta Bailey

April 18, 2018

Our hearts hurt with the loss of our friend Charlotte. I first
met her at their wedding shower in Levelland and felt as if I
had known her forever. Dick met her later and felt the same.
She was a gracious hostess even when we visited them in Hale
Center and Royce was sick. She continued to be that same lovely
lady as long as physically possible.
Before they settled in Levelland, we kept in touch through the
years using the US mail!! So, we got to share their joy at the birth
of each child.
She will truly be missed by all who were fortunate enough to
know her.
With our loving prayers,

Jon Gammon

April 18, 2018

How you feel in your heart about someone is often because of how they do something. When we first met Charlotte and Royce, they spent time with us driving all around their town talking about family and events. They made the meeting an adventure. They gave attention and were genuine. The feeling was the same as being five years old and being met by a hug from a fun uncle and aunt. Texas family warmth.