"B" Surname Obit's

Henry Sellers  BARNES    
     Death claimed H. S. Barnes, Veteran of World War One, last Wednesday, May 13,
at his home on Red Level, Route 3, following an illness of three weeks. Mr. Barnes was
 44 years of age at the time of his passing and was a big farmer and a member of the Baptist Church.
     Funeral service was held from Buck Creek, May 15 with Rev. D. S. Stephan
officiating and interment followed in the Buck Creek Cemetery.
     Surviving Mr. Barnes are his widow, two brothers and three sisters.  The brothers
are Willis Barnes of Bolling, Ala., and  Will Barnes, of Ocala, Fla., and the sister are
Mrs. M. Read, Tallassee, Ala., Mrs. P. Jackson, Luverne and Mrs. N. Hall, of Dozier, Ala.
     Active Pallbearers were : Messrs, T. H. Maynard, David Sandly, William Fowler,
J. T. Chacer and H. O. Goodlett.      Foreman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Submitted by Lisagraham32@aol.com
The Andalusia Star May 20, 1943



      Joseph Franklin Barnes was born May 21st, 1852 and departed this life Feb. 24th, 1915,
aged 65 years, 9 months, and 3 days. He was the oldest child of Isaiah and Mary Barnes. He was married 1st to Mary Collins, oldest daughter of William Collins, and wife. After her death he married Eliza Owens, and his 3rd and last wife was the widow Bailey whose maiden name was Laura Allen, daughter of Prof. I. E. Allen. He was a member of the Methodist church when he died, and had been a member 27 years. He was a good neighbor and a good kind husband. He leaves a wife and two brothers and other relatives to mourn his loss. He had been in bad health for several years.
Mrs. Laura A. Barnes.  The Milton Gazette edition-  March 12, 1915

     Mrs. W. A. Barnes died Wednesday at her home in the north part of Milton and was buried Thursday afternoon, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. Jordan, of the Holiness church.
Deceased was about forty five years old, the mother eight children, five boys and three girls, and a lifelong resident of Milton, where she was highly esteemed by all her knew her. Death was a result of tetnus, or lockjaw, induced by a nail puncture, she having stepped on a nail Sunday night and tetnus made its appearance Monday night.
The many friends of the family extend their sympathy to the bereaved family in their great loss.
The Milton Gazette    March 13, 1914  Edition

 JOHN A. BARNES   01/15/1877-04/25/1960    
     John A. Barnes, 83, 2501 First Ave. died at 8:20 a.m. on Monday at The Medical Center after an illness of 1 week. 
    Mr. Barnes was a retired grocer & had lived in Columbus, Ga. 39 years.  He came to Columbus from Montgomery, Ala. born in CRENSHAW County, Ala. on January 15, 1877, son of the late Joseph and Caroline Jackson Barnes.  He was the widower of Fannie Hall Barnes from Covington Co. Al. Surviving him are 2 sons, J.C.
Barnes, Montgomery, AL, J.P. Barnes, Columbus, Ga.; five daughters, Mrs. W. M. King, Mrs. S.C. Pitts Sr., both of Columbus, Mrs. Joseph Spiwack and Mrs. John Scuffert, both of Montgomery; and Mrs. C. E.
Hoyt, Los Angeles, Calif.; two brothers, Joe Barnes of Sulear, Fla.; and Will Barnes of Tampa Fla.; and one sister, Mrs. Cannie Brunson, Andalusia, Ala; 24 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.
The Columbus Ledger Enquirer  April 26, 1960
Additional Comments:
John Barnes married Fannie Hall in Covington County, AL.
They appear on the Muscogee Co. 1930 Census together.
John had  Brothers, William, Joseph E., Leonard, Sisters Emma Louisa Barnes
Carpenter, Martha Barnes Sellers, Cannie Barnes Brunson & Carrie Lee Barnes who
died in 1902 in Crenshaw County. John was buried in Memorial Cemetery in Montgomery AL.

Lena Elizabeth Barnes   (Native of Covington County)

Lena Elizabeth Barnes, 91 of Riverview died Friday in Sun City Center. A native of Covington County, Ala., she had lived in the Tampa Bay area for 50 years, coming from Alabama.
She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She is survived by six sons, Marvin W. of Land O'Lakes, Earl R. of Hortense, Ga., Barney of Montgomery, Ala., Harold E. of Riverview, Dueward L. of Fort Lauderdale, and Wayne L. of North Carolina; one daughter, Inez G. Griffin of Riverview;
20 grandchildren; and many great grandchildren.
Note: Lena Elizabeth Jackson was the wife of William A. Barnes who also died in Tampa in 1980.
She was taken back to Alabama & buried in Oak Grove Cemetery with Husband, William.
The Tampa Tribune    Issue 1991

William A. Barnes (Native of Covington County)

William A. Barnes, 91 of Riverview died Thursday. He was a native of Alabama and a lifetime resident of the area. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church of Alabama. he is survived by his wife, LENA; eight sons, Clemit and Harold, both of Ruskin, Marvin of land O'Lakes, Earl and Raleigh both of Riverview, Barnie of Montgomery, Ala., and Deward of Fort Lauderdale; one daughter, Inez Griffin of Riverview; 25 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. F.T. Blount Funeral Home Tampa Chapel.
Note: William & Lena Jackson Barnes were taken back to Alabama & buried together in Oak Grove Cemetery.
The Tampa Tribune    November 1980 Issue

Mrs. Nettie Mae Baxley, 67, died Wednesday, February 3, at the Dale County Hospital in Ozark following a brief illness.  
Funeral services were held Friday, February 5, at 11 a.m. from  the Corinth Baptist Church with the REV. Dowling Woodham  and the Rev. T. W. Allen officiating. Burial followed in Prospect Cemetery with Holman Funeral Home 
of Ozark directing.  Mrs. Baxley's survivors include her husband, Johnnie Baxley,  
Clayton Route Two; one daughter Elouise Campbell, Clayton,  Route two; one son Henry Baxley,
Demopolis; and three Brothers ; Tom, Bill, and Sam Aplin, all of Eufaula. Also surviving are 11  
grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Southern Star  February 11, 1971 pg 8      
submitted by Maganfarris@aol.com    July 2005

Ann D. Bennett, daughter of Wm. and Martha Appling, was born in Clark county, Ga., September 30, 1825; moved with her parents to Chickasaw county, Miss., in 1843; she married Stephen D. Bennett, December 1847 and settled in Ottibehaw county, Miss; they moved to Fresno county, Cal., in 1867, where she died December 7, 1876. She was the mother of five children, four of whom are still living, two sons and two daughters. T. L. Duke. Death & Obituary Notices, Southern Christian Advocate, 1867-1878

Ruby G. Brown 
ril 6, 1914 - September 22, 2004 Albany, Ga. Ruby G. Brown, 90 of Albany, formerly of  Columbus, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Phoebe Putney Hospital in Albany. Graveside funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, in 
Parkhill Cemetery, according to Striffer-Hamby Mortuary, Columbus. The family will receive friends  
Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Brown wa s born in Barbour County, Ala., on April 6, 1914, daughter of the late Daniel H. Grantham and Iomia Aplin Grantham. She had lived in Columbus  
for many years where she attended Edgewood Assembly of God. She was retired from Tom's Foods, Inc. Her son, Earl B. Watson and her daughter,  Doris M. Otto, preceded her in death. Survivors include four grandsons,  
Stephen E. Watson of Abbeyville, Ga., Donald E. Watson of Sylvester, Ga., Michael P. Watson of Ray City, Ga., and  William T. Watson of  Sylvester; 10 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, and a brother  
Louie Grantham of Eufaula, Ala.  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer  September 24, 2004  

W. M. Bruner Dies In Montgomery, AL.
     Notice of the death of W. M. Bruner, age 25, which occurred
at his home in Montgomery, on Dec. 22nd, was inadvertantly left out
of last week's issue of the news.    Mr. Bruner was well known in Andalusia, having married an Andalusia girl,
Sarah McCall some years ago. He was a member of the Forest Avenue Methodist
church in Montgomery from which funeral services were conducted Sunday
afternoon, Dec. 23rd, by Rev. W. H. Venters.   He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Bruner, wife, 
Sarah McCall Bruner and three sisters, Elizabeth, Martha and Peggy, all of Montgomery.   Interment was made in Memorial Cemetery.   Those from Andalusia attending the funeral were Miss Alma Bean and Miss
Tula McCall, aunts of Mrs. Bruner
The Covington News- Jan 10, 1935

  Mrs. Cannie Brunson, 78, of 214 Pugh Street, died in a local Hospital on Saturday, July 11, 
after a long illness.   Mrs. Brunson was the former Cannie Lee BARNES of Dozier.
After her husband's death in 1925, Mrs. Brunson operated the family farm in the Rawls community
for many years.   She made her home with her son, Glenn.  Mrs. Brunson was
a member of the Congregational Church on Duncan Street.
    Funeral services were held at The Oak Grove Baptist Church
with Rev. James Jackson officiating. Music was by the Church
Choir accompanied by Leon Odom. Burial was in the Church
   Survivors other than her Andalusia son are 3 daughters, Mrs.
Virginia Mae Davis, Spanish Fort; Carrie Lee Bailey, Andalusia;
and Mrs. Minnie Lee Livingston, Johnson City, Tenn.; twelve
grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Will Barnes, Tampa Fla.   
Pallbearers are Alfred Adams, O. C. Graves, George Wallace,Harold Little, Yancey Kelley and Arthur Wallace.
The Andalusia Star- July 1970  
Additional Comments:
Notes: Cannie Barnes married Henry Jackson Brunson
Henry Jackson Brunson died in Covington Co., AL. at age 54 on June 09, 1925
Cannie Barnes Brunson's parents were Joseph & Caroline Jackson BARNES.

   Mrs. Frances Ella Bundy, 97, the mother of Mrs. Eloise Bundy, died in a local nursing home Wednesday morning.
Funeral Serviced will be held at 3 p.m. Thirsday from the Foreman Funeral Chapel with Dr. Dan Whitsett
officiating.  Burial will be in the River Falls Cemetery.
  Surviving other than her Andalusia daughter are another daughter, Mrs. D. A. O'Gwynn, Enterprise, three
grandchildren, and one great- grandchild.

The Andalusia Star- News, Thursday, July 16, 1970

 S.M. BushPioneer Resident Of Covington Expires
   S. M. Bush, resident of Andalusia, died Wednesday January 2,
at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Tom Walker, McClendon Avenue,
after an illness of several months. He formerly lived at River
Falls. He was 73 years of age and had been a resident of Covington
County for many years.
  Funeral service was conducted by Rev. Will Ward at the Fairmont
Baptist Church, after which interment was made in the cemetery there.
He is survived by two sons and one daughter. Sons, M.A. Bush,
Montgomery; and C.A. Bush, Fairfield. Daughter, Mrs. Tom Walker,
Andalusia. Arrangements by Patrick.
The Covington News- January 10, 1935