Chesapeake - Belle Barnes, 86, died peacefully Friday, November 9, 2012, after a short illness. Belle was born in Spartanburg, SC, the youngest of eight siblings. She was married in 1974 to the late William Edward Barnes. She has lived in the Portsmouth/Chesapeake area for most of her adult life, and managed her own beauty salon for many years. She will be remembered for her joy of life and love of family and friends, whether she was participating in fishing club events, camping at Hampton Lodge, traveling throughout the country in the camper with Ed, hosting the annual Fish Fries at Barnes Safety Service, or leading water aerobic exercises at the YMCA. She is survived by many nieces and nephews, all of whom think of her as a second Mom.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, Nov. 12, at 2 PM in Sturtevant Funeral Home, 2690 Bridge Road, Suffolk, VA 23435. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her honor to Ronald McDonald House in Norfolk or the