Dorothy M. Barnes

February 5, 1928February 24, 2013

NORFOLK – Dorothy M. Barnes, 85, went to be with the Lord on, died Feb.24, 2013. She was a native of Oklahoma. She graduated from Ft. Towson High, Valedictorian of her class 1946-47. She came to Virginia in the 1950’s to help her sister Mary raise her two sons, Terry L. Merrifield and Danny B. Merrifield after losing their father in a Naval aviation crash. Her courage, beauty and grace were incomparable. Here she met and married her husband of 41 years, Raymond L. Barnes Jr. and raised two children of their own, Ronnie Lynn and Connie Ann. She was an active member of the Norview Presbyterian Church volunteering her time and talent. She loved attending the nursery, Bible study, the women’s circle groups and the 50+ club. Her example of being a loyal and faithful servant was the tradition in which her marriage was based and her children were raised. Left to cherish her memory are son, Ronnie L. Barnes of Yorktown, Va.; daughter, Connie A. Hiner and son in-law, Timothy J. Hiner of Rancho Cucamonga, Ca.; two grandchildren, Colin A. Barnes and Nicholas R. Barnes; sister, Dorsie Faye Nowland of Texas; brother, Raymond Fennell of Oklahoma; several nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM in Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel. A celebration of Dorothy’s live will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 2 PM in the funeral home officiated by Dr. Vernon Murray. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.


  • Visitation Friday, March 1, 2013
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, March 2, 2013

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Gary Bates

March 7, 2013

Ron , I was so glad I got to meet your mother last year. I could tell right away she was a beautiful soul.You were always there for her, and no mother could ask more from a son than that.

March 1, 2013


My prayers are with you and your family for comfort.


February 28, 2013

My condolences to the family. I am sorry to read of your loss. May the Almighty God (Psalm 83:18) comfort you during this difficult time.

February 28, 2013

My condolences to the family. I am sorry to read of your loss. May the Almighty God (Psalm 83:18) comfort you during this difficult time.

Margaret & Larry Hoots

February 28, 2013

The Hoots Family wishes to extend to the
Barnes Family of our deepest sympathy and
love in the passing of our dear friend,
We be there for you if needed.
Margaret & Larry

Karen Roberts

February 28, 2013

John 14:1-4 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.”

Dorothy Barnes, I did not have the pleasure of knowing you. I do, however, know your son, Ron. What a fine job you've done good and faithful servant. Rest, knowing you've gone the extra mile.

Ray & Toni Hux

February 27, 2013

With sympathy from your friends at this time of sadness...may happy memories help you and your family now and in the future.

Ray & Toni Hux, Virginia Beach, VA