Smithville - James Barnes, age 74, of Tullahoma died Monday, November 24, 2008 at his home surrounded by his family. He was a native of Smithville, TN and the son of the late Otis and Verona Pack Barnes. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister Clara Hutchison and a brother Clarence Barnes. He was a United States Army Veteran and retired from RockTenn Co. as general manager after a 38 year career. He was an avid golfer and a member of Lakewood Country Club.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years Johnnie Barnes; a daughter Melinda (Mark) Stratton of Tullahoma; a son Scott (Pamela) Barnes, Murfreesboro; a brother Jack Barnes and two sisters Barbara (Donald) Young and Magdalene Cantrell all of Smithville; four grandchildren Brittany and Laura Stratton and Derek and Matthew Barnes.
Visitation will be Tuesday night from 4:00 until 8:00 pm at the Tullahoma Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday at the Dekalb County Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Smithville with Bro. Charles Olson officiating. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Highland Rim, 110 East Lauderdale Street, Tullahoma, TN 37388.
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