Barbara was born to the late Mary Lou Emma Haynes Wyatt on August 8, 1942, in Wilkes County. In addition to her mother, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, O. C. Barnes, Jr.; two sisters, Betty L. Wyatt and Virginia Wyatt Absher (Thomas Walter Absher).
Barbara enjoyed a long career as a bookkeeper, insurance agent and eventually a partner of Sentinel Insurance where she loved working with the public. Barbara was a member at Journey of Grace Baptist Church in North Wilkesboro.
Barbara is survived by a son Timothy Barnes (Tammy) of McGrady; daughter, Kimberlaine Blevins (Tim) of Taylorsville; Grandchildren: Grandson, Christopher Barnes of Taylorsville, and granddaughters Kristina Coats (Jake) of Concord and Kayla Barnes (Zach) of North Wilkesboro; Kayla Watson of Morganton; Great grandchildren, Layton and Saylem Hyde of North Wilkesboro, Eleanor Watson of Morganton, Adrian and Sam Johnson; and lots of loving nieces and nephews.
The graveside service will be Tuesday, November 14, at 12:00 pm at Mountlawn Memorial Park, 196 Fan Key Rd, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659. Rev. Tim Pruitt will officiate.
Flowers accepted, or donations may be made to Mt. Valley Hospice 968 North Bridge Street
Elkin, NC 28621.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com