John Wayne Barnes

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John Wayne Barnes, age 71, of Cumming passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. John was born June 15, 1942, in Raleigh, N.C., and served as a corporal in the U.S. Army with the Military Police in Vietnam. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in physical education and loved the "Dawgs."
John loved golf and his career as sales manager with Greene Ford in Gainesville. His grandchildren were his "sunshine!" A life-long Baptist and member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, John was preceded in death by his brothers, Jack Barnes, Jimmy Barnes and Fred Barnes; and sister, Ruth Powell.
He is survived by his loving wife, Marie Martin Barnes; sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Lori Barnes-Simmons of Illinois, Bradley and Allison Martin of Dahlonega; brothers, Wade Barnes of Ohio, Thurmond Barnes of Virginia; four grandchildren, Sylvia and James Robert Simmons, Jacob and Caleb Martin; a special niece, Hannah Loggins; along with many other loved ones and friends.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 23, at 11 a.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Garry English, the Rev. Ruel Martin and the Rev. Dennis Bottoms and the Rev. Dusty Mathis officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Ingram Funeral Home Saturday, Dec. 21, from 5-9 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 22, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 23, from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Oak Grove Baptist Church Camp Fund.
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Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
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Cumming, GA 30040
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Published in Forsyth County News from Dec. 20 to Dec. 23, 2013
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