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James Howard Barnes

November 17, 1933 ~ September 13, 2018 (age 84)
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Mr. James Howard Barnes


Mr. James Howard Barnes, age 84, passed away Thursday, September 13, 2018, with his daughters by his side. Visitation with the Barnes family will be held Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 5-9pm and Sunday, September 16th, 12-2pm with services beginning 2pm at Replogle-Lawrence Funeral Home, Medina, TN with Rev. Steve Osborne and Rev. Landon Mason officiating. Burial will follow at Davidson Yard Cemetery, Medina, TN with Military Honors.


Howard was born November 17, 1933 in Madison County, TN to the late Jack and Pearl Longmire Barnes.  He was a graduate of Northside High School, attended Memphis State and later served in the US  Navy.  After serving his country, he began his career with the Tennessee Department of Transportation, where he retired.  He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.


Mr. Barnes was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 54 years, Alice Avo Smith; infant son, James Eric Barnes; brothers, Ed Barnes and Floyd Barnes.


He is survived by his daughters, Beth Taylor and husband Todd, Alicia Owens and husband Bradley; grandchildren, Stephen, Sydney, and Sara Taylor; Brock and Ava Owens; brother-in-law; Amo Smith; sisters-in-law, Mattie Clarke, Bernice Smith, Sandra Smith, and Doris Barnes; along with many nieces and nephews.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to American Cancer Society, Alzheimers Association or Davidson Yard Cemetery, ℅ Alicia Owens, 88 Spring Creek Highway, Medina, TN 38355.


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