Thursday, May 13, 1926 - Monday, February 2, 2015
Mr. Milton Barnes, 88, of Slocomb passed away peacefully at home Monday, February 2, 2015.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 11:00 am at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Slocomb, AL with the Rev. Larry Newton and Rev. Phillip M. Barnes officiating and Mr. Sid Brannon delivering the eulogy. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home & Crematory of Slocomb directing.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.
Flowers are being accepted or contributions may be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, c/o Brenda Barrentine, 145 Pilgrims Rest Road, Slocomb, AL 36375 or Covenant Hospice, 104 Rock Bridge Road, Dothan, AL 36303.
A native of Houston County, Mr. Barnes was born May 13, 1926, in Geneva County, AL. He lived all his life in the New Providence/Southern Junction community. Mr. Barnes was a lifelong member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. He was an active member and founding member of the Rehobeth Young Adult Farmers Association. Mr. Barnes enjoyed his farm and raising beef cattle. He volunteered at Landmark Park's annual Harvest Day Celebration where he taught the younger generation how farming was done in the old days. He worked at Hedstrom in Dothan for 23 years until retiring in 1978. He also worked seasonal with Miles Ford Tractor Co., Dothan, AL for several years. Mr. Barnes was a very proud Army veteran of World War II.
Mr. Barnes was preceded in death by his wife, Montez Kirkland Barnes, his parents Rev. Benjamin Franklin Barnes and Willa Holloway Barnes, and two sisters Mildred Barnes Mixon and Myra Helen Barnes.
Survivors include daughter Beverly Tindell (Ricky); son, Phillip M. Barnes (June); daughter, Sherry Plemons; five grandchildren: Richie Tindell (Chrystal), Tracy Barnes Lori (Billy), Paige Tindell Hardy (Bryant), Ben Barnes (Holly) and Clay Plemons; sister, Martha Barnes Box (Raymond); brothers: Melvin Barnes and Mervin Barnes (Hazel); eleven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Serving as active pallbearers will be three grandsons Richie Tindell, Ben Barnes, Clay Plemons and friends Hayward Bailey, James Bailey and Bobby Bailey.
The family would like to express a very special thank you to Dr. James Robeson; Covenant Hospice nurse Cynthia Longrear and Amedisys Home Health Care.