Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

205 East Middle Street, Williamston, MI


Viola "Tweet" M. Barnes

July 19, 1921August 10, 2019

Viola "Tweet" M. Barnes, age 98, of Byron, Michigan, (formerly of Fowlerville, MI) passed away on Saturday August 10, 2019. Viola was born July 19, 1921 to Benjamin and Florence (Miller) Evans. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Captain Kenneth Barnes. Left to cherish her memory are her children Rose Barnes, Thomas (Marissa) Barnes, Nola Hudson, Ruth (Bryan) Ellis, Launi (Jacob) VanderHart, Larry (Grace) Barnes; thirteen grandchildren; many great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on August 14, 2019 from 6-8pm at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home Williamston Chapel, 205 East Middle Street, Williamston, MI 48895. The funeral service will be held Saturday August 17, 2019 at 1 pm at Valley of the Sun Mortuary and Cemetery, 10940 East Chandler Heights Road, Chandler AZ 85248. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service. Interment will take place at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ 85024; pending time and date. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grwilliamston.com for the Barnes family.


  • Visitation Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 17, 2019


Viola "Tweet" M. Barnes

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Nola Hudson

August 21, 2019

Thank you just isn't enough to express our gratitude to everyone for all the wonderful expressions of sympathy and sharing of memories over the past ten days. Mom is in her final resting place with dad at the National Cemetery, Phoenix. We miss her beyond words.

Nola and all the family

ron daly

August 14, 2019

Dear Nola and family,
Sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. What an interesting life she had. My Gramma Nene would always talk of their travels and trips, she always said " you remember Tweet from Arizona". I know that you were very devoted to her care and quality of life, and you will always have those warm memories. Sorry we can not be there for the visitation, please know that you and your family are in our prayers.
Ron and Tomye Daly

Donald Gruesbeck

August 12, 2019

Thinking of you in this very difficult time. The wonderful and special way you cared for your Mom has not gone unnoticed. We are saddened by your loss, and understand your pain. Special hugs to you Nola and condolences to all your family.You are truly in our thoughts. Don & Jackie