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Russell Eugene Barnes, Sr.

June 8, 1932 September 2, 2018
Russell Eugene Barnes, Sr.
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Obituary for Russell Eugene Barnes, Sr.

Mr. Russell Eugene Barnes, Sr., age 86 of North Wilkesboro, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018 at his home.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Reins-Sturdivant Chapel with Rev. Gail Favors officiating. Burial with military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1142 will be in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Friday evening at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Mr. Barnes was born June 8, 1932 in Wilkes County to Andrew and Rosetta Barnes. He was a member of Denny Gove AME Zion Church and he served in the United States Army. Russell retired from Carolina Mirror after 37 years of service, after his retirement he began working for the Wilkes County School System where he was lead custodian for 15 years at Wilkesboro Elementary School.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters; Sarah Jackson, Betty Ann Barnes, Allie Mae Bynum, Irene Barnes and Lessie Harris and five brothers; Fred Barnes, Ed Barnes, Frank Barnes, Thomas Barnes and Marvin Barnes.

He is survived by his wife; Martha Kate Waugh Barnes of the home, two daughters; Stephanie Barnes and Donna Barnes-Harper both of Winston-Salem and one son; Russell “Rusty” Barnes, Jr. and wife Patricia Glover-Barnes of Raleigh and three grandchildren; Kama Barnes, Alex Barnes and Zachery Barnes.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Wake Forest Care At-Home Hospice, 126 Executive Drive, Suite 110, Wilkesboro, NC 28697.

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6:00 PM 9/7/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/7/2018 8:00:00 PM
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home

270 Armory Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home
270 Armory Road North Wilkesboro 28659 NC
United States





1:00 PM 9/8/2018 1:00:00 PM
Reins-Sturdiavant Chapel

270 Armory Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Reins-Sturdiavant Chapel
270 Armory Road North Wilkesboro 28659 NC
United States

Cemetery Details


Pleasant HIll Baptist Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

731 Fairplains Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

731 Fairplains Road North Wilkesboro 28659 NC

Memorial Contribution

Wake Forest Baptist Care at Home Hospice

126 Executive Drive, Suite 110
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

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