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John Wayne Barnes

Obituary Date: Friday, December 20, 2013

John Wayne Barnes, age 71, of Cumming, passed away Friday, December 20, 2013. John was born June 15, 1942 in Raleigh, NC and served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army with the Military Police in Vietnam. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Physical Education and loved the "Dawgs." John loved golf and his career as Sales Manager with Greene Ford in Gainesville. His grandchildren were his "sunshine!" A life-long Baptist and member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, John is preceded in death by his brothers, Jack Barnes, Jimmy Barnes and Fred Barnes and a sister, Ruth Powell.

Survivors include his loving wife, Marie Martin Barnes; his sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Lori Barnes-Simmons of Illinois, Bradley and Allison Martin of Dahlonega; brothers, Wade Barnes of Ohio and Thurmond Barnes of Virginia; 4 grandchildren, Sylvia and James Robert Simmons and Jacob and Caleb Martin; a special niece, Hannah Loggins along with many other loved ones and friends.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 23, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Oak Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Garry English, Rev. Ruel Martin and Rev. Dennis Bottoms and Rev. Dusty Mathis officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Ingram Funeral Home Saturday from 5:00 until 9:00 P.M., Sunday from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 until 9:00. and Monday from 9:00 A.M. until the hour of the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Oak Grove Baptist Church Camp Fund.

Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

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Funeral Date
12/23/2013 at 12:00AM
Funeral Home
Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory