OBITUARY

Franklin R. Barnes

October 27, 1932June 24, 2013
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Franklin R. Barnes, 80, of 2035 Spruce Street in Martinsville, went home to be with the Lord on June 24, 2013 at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro. He was born in Henry County, October 27, 1932 to Thomas Franklin Barnes and Alma Jenkins Barnes. He served in the Army in the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg, NC from 1950 to 1953. He was a supervisor for Sprint Telephone Company (Centel) and retired after 35 years of service. Franklin was a member of McCabe Memorial Baptist Church for over 50 years, where he was a deacon, Sunday School teacher, and worked with children’s ministry. He also served on several other committees.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Joan Barnes; two sisters, Nancy Coleman and Lelar Hollandsworth; one brother, Elwood Barnes.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Joan Prillaman Barnes of the residence; three sons, Mitch Barnes and wife Brenda, and Danny Barnes, all of Martinsville, Jeff Barnes and wife, Teresa of Bassett; grandchildren, Scott Barnes and wife, Tamara, Amy Boyd, Magen and Haley Barnes; great-grandchildren, Kaitlin and Kaylea Boyd and Brendon Barnes; brothers and sisters-in-law, Billy Barnes, Bobby and Phyllis Barnes, Homer and I’lla Barnes, Virgil and Mamie Barnes; sisters Betty Watkins, Patsy Cox, Blue Devoe and husband, Doug, Louise Jenkins and many nieces and nephews.

The Funeral service will be held Friday, June 28, 2013 at 2 PM at McCabe Memorial Baptist Church with burial in Roselawn Burial Park

The family will receive friends beginning at 12:30 prior to the funeral at the church and other times at his home, 2035 Spruce Street in Martinsville. Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Martinsville. To express condolences on line, please visit www.collinsmckeestonemartinsville.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 28, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 28, 2013
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June 27, 2013

sorry about Franks passing. I worked with him at the telephone company. He was the major one to get me involved with being a union rep, he always felt a need to help employees to make sure their working rights were protected. I always though a lot of Frank and enjoyed working with him.
Russell Wells

Robert Walker,Jr

June 27, 2013

I was sorry to read of Frankie's passing.He came to burlington with my uncle Herbert to visit me a few years ago, I had not seen him since we were teenagers but he was just the same old Frankie. He was my mothers nephew so I don't really know what Kin we were but he was a real nice man.May God bless you as you grieve his passing.

PAUL & JACKIE HORSLEY

June 27, 2013

JEFF & TERESA, PAUL AND I WERE VERY SORRY TO HEAR THAT JEFF'S DAD HAD PASSED AWAY. WE KNOW THE DAYS AHEAD ARE GOING TO BE HARD, BUT WE HOPE THAT KNOWING THAT THE LORD WAS WAITING FOR HIM WITH HIS HAND EXTENDED WELCOMING HIM INTO HIS KINGDOM WILL COMFORT YOU NOW AND FOREVER.OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS WILL BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

Tony Jenkins

June 26, 2013

We are going to miss Frankie's great smile, his laughter & him & Joan coming out here to Oklahoma to visit us. We love you Frankie.

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