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J Hugh Barnes

October 18, 1935 — May 15, 2019

J Hugh Barnes passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Vineville Baptist Church with visitation one hour prior to the service. Dr. William Richard Kremer and Dr. H. Darrell Watson will officiate.  Burial will be private.  Also, the family will greet friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 17, 2019, at Monroe County Memorial Chapel.

Mr. Barnes, the son of the late J Y Barnes and Kathryn Phillips Barnes was born October 18, 1935, in Calhoun, Louisiana. He retired from AT&T as a Fiber Optic Instructor and was a veteran of the United States Army.  He attended Vineville Baptist Church and was a member of the Forsyth/Monroe County Kiwanis Club.

Survivors include his wife, Lila Grace Barnes of Forsyth; children, Michael (Alyssa) Barnes of Alpharetta, Mark (Beth) Barnes of Forsyth, Gary (Judy) Barnes of Dallas and Jan (Glenn) Adams of Kennesaw; sisters, Kay Brown of Shreveport, Louisiana, Betty Wallace of Pineville, Louisiana and Carolyn (Gerry) Gilbert of Calhoun, Louisiana; brothers, Harry (Loraine) Barnes of Plymouth, Massachusetts and Ed (Ann) Barnes of Monroe, Louisiana; eight grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Vineville Baptist Church, 2591 Vineville Avenue, Macon, GA 31204 or to the American Heart Association, 5962 Zebulon Road, PMB 359, Macon, GA 31210.

Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.






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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, May 17, 2019

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Monroe County Memorial Chapel

86 W Main St, Forsyth, GA 31029

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Funeral Service

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Vineville Baptist Church

2591 Vineville Ave, Macon, GA 31204

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