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March 28, 1947-Nov. 23, 2005

WILSON -- Charles Lewis Barnes, 58, a lifelong resident of the Rock Ridge community, died Wednesday.

The funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Marsh Swamp Free Will Baptist Church, where he was a member and trustee. The Rev. Ray Wells will officiate. Burial will be in Marsh Swamp Cemetery.

Mr. Barnes was the owner of Barnes Equipment Inc. and a member of the Wilson County Planning Board and the board of directors of the Heritage Bank in Sims. He served in the United States Coast Guard. He was a member of the Rock Ridge Fire Department for 42 years. Mr. Barnes graduated from Wilson Technical Community College. He was a member of the Wilson County Planning Board and was a board member of the Heritage Bank in Sims.

Mr. Barnes is survived by his wife, Janet Page Barnes; a daughter, Elizabeth Willoughbyof Rock Ridge; a son Ashley Barnes of Rock Ridge; his father, Clinton Charles Barnes of Rock Ridge; one sister, Mary Betty Kearney of Snow Hill; and two granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Nellie Hart Barnes.

The family will receive friends today from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. at Joyner's Funeral Home in Wilson, and other times at 7043 Rock Ridge School Road.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be directed to Marsh Swamp Church Memorial Fund, 6664 Rock Ridge School Road, Sims, N.C., 27880.

Published in Obituaries on November 25, 2005 1:55 PM