09/15/06 — THOMAS J. BARNES

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Died Sept. 14, 2006

Thomas "Tom" John Barnes, 74, 902 Canal St., died Thursday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

A memorial service will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gregory Jones officiating.

He was born to the late Herbert and Lola Barnes.

He was married to the late Marie Tyner Barnes, who preceded him in death.

He served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict. Because of his love for the art of Masonry,he laid bricks for many homes in the Goldsboro and surrounding areas.

For many years, he was a vocational educational teacher at Goldsboro High School. Later he became a restaurateur becoming the proud owner of the former La Carousel Supper Club. Just as he had passion for bricks, water and students, his enthusiasm for the culinary art was exemplified in his ability to prepare steaks, shrimp and chicken in a superb fashion.

He is survived by his son, Donald Barnes of Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Cassie Scurry of Goldsboro; two brothers, Arnold Barnes of Goldsboro and Herbert Barnes of Newark, N.J.; and other relatives and friends.


Published in Obituaries on September 15, 2006 2:11 PM