Bonnie Ruth Horton Barnes was born April 3, 1931, in McNairy County, the daughter of the late Joe Cephas and Carrie Pounds Horton.
She was united in marriage to Samuel Gilbert “Gib” Barnes on April 22, 1946, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Barnes was a retired seamstress and a member of Meeks Grove Free Will Baptist Church in Stantonville. She departed this life Tuesday, Jan. 28, in Selmer, at the age of 82 years, 9 months, 25 days.
She is survived by three daughters, Nina Jarrett and husband Robert of Adamsville, Dot King of Selmer and Lisa Richie of Selmer; a son, Gilbert Alan Barnes of Stantonville; two sisters, Ruby McDaniel of Union City and Melba Helton of Stantonville; a brother, Richard Horton of Corinth, Miss.; three grandchildren, Joey King of Selmer, Pam Combs and husband Danny of Adamsville and Michael Jarrett of Bells; and two great-grandchildren, Mitchell Combs and Haley Combs.
In addition to her parents and her husband Mrs. Barnes was preceded in death by two brothers, Lester Lee Horton and James Killingsworth.
Services were held Friday, Jan. 31, in Stantonville with Charles Linam officiating. Burial followed at Meeks Grove Cemetery.