Virdell Barnes, St. Stephens

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Funeral services for Virdell Harriette “Hattie” M. Barnes, conducted by the Rev. Don L. Shaw, were held Friday, November 29, 2013, at Good Shepard R.E. Church of Bonneau. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Good Shepard R.E. Church Cemetery of Bonneau. Mrs. Barnes died Friday, November 22, 2013, at Lake Moultrie Nursing Center of St. Stephen. She was born August 1, 1928, in Pineville, the daughter of the late Fred and Sarah Murray Middleton. She received her education in the Berkeley County public schools. She earned a certificate of nurses training from the Medical College of South Carolina in 1964. She was employed with Plusa, Inc. of Jamestown, where she retired after 26 years of service. She was confirmed on October 27, 1949, in the Parish of Good Shepherd Reformed Episcopal Church, where she served on the Senior Choir, Pulpit Aide, Women of the Church, Senior Missionary Society and as a Sunday school student. She was married to the late Joseph Barnes. A son, St. Julian Barnes, preceded her in death. Survivors are: four sons, Wilford of St. Stephen; O’Neal (Dorothy Moultrie) of Germantown, Maryland; William Carroll of Atlanta, Georgia; and Kenith (Joycetine) of Florence; two step-children, Harold Warren (Annabel) of Landover, Maryland; and Lou Brown of Miami, Florida; one sister, Cornelia Bennett of St. Stephen; 19 grandchildren; two grandsons raised in the home, Jerry (Michelle) and Karl (Joyce); 30 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

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