Kennon Curtis Barnes

June 2, 1938January 6, 2013

Kennon Curtis Barnes, 74, of 4012 Soapstone Road, Ridgeway, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Moses Cone Hospital in the Select Specialty Unit in Greensboro, NC. He was born in Henry County, June 2, 1938 to Jerry Allen Barnes and Ellen Compton Barnes who preceded him in death.

Mr. Barnes served in the Army during the Cuban Crisis and he retired from American and Hooker Furniture Companies after 50 years of service. He was a bee keeper for 15 years and was a member of the O.K. Hunting Club and Woodmen of the World. He was also a member of Rich Acres Christian Church.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Josephine (Jo) Slaydon Barnes of the home; two children, Kennon (Ken) Barnes, Jr. of Fieldale and Bonnie Sirt of Ridgeway; two grandchildren, Savanna Gwynn and M. Garrett Sirt of Ridgeway; one brother, Percy Cornell Barnes of Ridgeway.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Roselawn Burial Park with Joe Terry officiating.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Martinsville and other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. On line condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 9, 2013
  • Graveside Thursday, January 10, 2013

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Tammy Davis

January 17, 2013

To Jo, Ken, Bonnie, Savanah, Garrett and family:
We are so sorry about your loss. You all will be in our prayers for comfort and peace. It is never easy to give up someone you love but it is a whole lot easier to give them up when you know you will see them again one day. Jo, thanks for looking out for Aaron on the bus. We love you all, The Davis family: Tammy, Tommy, Makenzie and Aaron

robert Walker,Jr.

January 12, 2013

I was very sorry to hear of KENNON's passing.His father was my mother's uncle and he and I was in the 1st and 2nd grade together. We were good friends untill my family moved away when I as 8.

January 9, 2013

To the Kennon Barnes family, a fellow student, Jimmy L/ Nickelston. I have a lot of fond memories of Kennon from our years at DMH Jo I also remember you and I am sure you remember Patsy Barbour my wife, we are lifting you up and praying for you &your family.

Chaplain Richard Reuer

January 8, 2013

I wish to extend to you and to members of your family my deepest sympathy on your loss. May the Lord's loving promises comfort you and give you strength as you walk through this difficult time. On behalf of a grateful nation and an expression of appreciation for the honorable and faithful service rendered by your loved one.

If you wish for a personalized memorial sympathy card mailed to you with history of playing of taps, 21 gun salutes, meaning of each fold of the flag as a keepsake, please send your request to:

Chaplain Richard Reuer
Honoring Those Who Served Ministry
1206 6th St SW
Minot, ND 58701

Or click on CONTACT ME to email a mailing address for which card be mailed to.

This service is a free to all veteran families. I wish to thank you for your serving from one veteran to another - Thanks!