Dr. Frances Shaw Barnes

May 23, 1922August 8, 2012

Frances Shaw Barnes, MD was born May 23, 1922, in Oxford, MS, the fourth child of Dr. and Mrs. O.A. Shaw. She was an honor graduate of University High School in Oxford and graduated cum laude from the University of Mississippi at age 19 with a BS degree. She attended the two year medical school in Oxford, MS and completed an MD degree from George Washington School of Medicine in 1945. She served an internship at Gallanger Hospital, Washington, D.C. and residency in pediatrics at Childrens Hospital, Washington D.C. and Grady Hospital, Atlanta, GA, where she was the first female pediatric resident. She was pediatrician for mental hospitals regional to Minneapolis, MN, 1950 – 1951 and pediatrician for the Shelby County Health Department, Memphis, TN 1954 – 1959 and was in private practice of pediatrics Jackson Hospital, Montgomery, AL 1960 – 1970. She was pediatrician for the Montgomery County and Lowndes County Health Departments 1970 – 1984. Her marriage to Z.B. Barnes, MD, FACS lasted for 62½ years. She died at age 90 in Jackson Hospital, Montgomery, AL on August 8, 2012. Frances is survived by husband, Dr. Z. B. Barnes; daughters, Beryl (Bob) Ierardi and Roxanne Barnes of Charlotte, NC; three grandchildren: Drew (Jen) Ierardi, Paige (Erik) Ierardi Johnson and Annie Ierardi; one great grandchild, Julian Shaw Ierardi; and sister Katheryn Shaw Dowd of Chehalis, WA. There will be a memorial service to celebrate Frances’ life at White Chapel Funeral Home at 3pm on Saturday, August 11, 2012. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Jackson Hospital Foundation Women and Children’s Fund, or Jackson Hospital Foundation 1725 Pine Street Montgomery, AL 36106, or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to


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Truett Andrew

August 11, 2012

Beryl and Roxanne,
May you not only know but also feel our Heavenly Father's "Everlasting Arms upholding you!" Deuteronomy 33:27
With love and prayers,
Charles and Truett(Ashley)Andrew, Vidalia, GA

Janet Roberts

August 11, 2012

Roxanne, I am so saddened to hear of your loss. Your mother was such a delightful person.

Georgia Mokler

August 10, 2012

Let our hearts not ... overflow with our pain; but seek out the joy in the memories that remain. Remember that our loss is yet heaven's gain. Frances will certainly be missed by so many.

Toni & Rick Wooten

August 9, 2012

Beryl and family, we were so saddened to hear of Frances' passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Toni & Rick

August 9, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of your mother's death. What a privilege to be able to be with her until the very end. Please know that I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Most sincerely,
Frances Hamilton