James E. Barnes
Published 1:17 pm Wednesday, August 3, 2005
Mr. James E. Barnes, 82, died Saturday, July 30, 2005, in Jay. He was a native of Pollard and a long time resident of Century. He was a veteran of World War II as a member of the U.S. Army where he received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He also served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years before returning to Century and serving in the South Flomaton Police Department for four years and 20 years with the Escambia County, Fla., Sheriff's Department. He was a 40-year member of the Century Masonic Lodge 213 and a 32 degree Mason. He served in all offices of the lodge including Worshipful Master in 1988 and 2000. He was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Flomaton where he served as a deacon.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Willene Barnes of Century; two sons, Ronald Barnes of Wiscasset, Maine, and Charles Cash of Century; three daughters, Laura Lynn Barnes of Flomaton, Linda Webb of Century, and Laurine Eidson of Grayson, Ga.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and two sisters, Zell Brantley and Dorothy Carden both of Flomaton.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 10 a.m. at Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Mitch Herring officiating. Burial followed at Flomaton Cemetery with Masonic and military honors at Flomaton Cemetery with Eastside Chapel Funeral Home directing. Pallbearers were Johnny Tharp, Willie Ray Thomas, Coy Campbell, Ed Hudson, Jerry Brantley and Vince Milstead. Honorary pallbearers were his brother Masons.