Raymond Barnwell, 70, of Beaumont, died Saturday, February 8, 2014. He was born on December 14, 1943, in Pittsburg, Texas, to Patsy Chrystelle James Barnwell and John Barnwell, and had been a longtime resident of the area. Raymond was a retired school counselor. Survivors include his wife of fifty years, Glenda Ray Barnwell; children; Amber Barnwell of Houston and Jason Barnwell of Beaumont; brothers, Hood Barnwell and his wife, Glenda, of Mauriceville and Robert Barnwell and his wife, Sandra, of Pittsburg, Texas; sister-in-law, Kay Pruett; and numerous nieces and nephews. A gathering of Mr. Barnwell's family and friends will begin at 12:00 p.m., with his memorial service to follow at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 15, 2014, at Erman Smith Funeral Home, 315 Rusk Street, Pittsburg, Texas. Cremation arrangements are being handled under the direction of Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to Lions Club of West Columbia, P.O. Box 555, West Columbia, Texas 77486 or American Diabetes Research Association, 2400 Augusta Drive, Suite 175, Houston, Texas 77057. Complete and updated information may be found www.broussards1889.com
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Feb. 11, 2014