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Paul Barnfield

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WHITTINGTON - Paul L. Barnfield, 70, passed away at 1:35 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at his home.

He was born Aug. 30, 1942, in Benton, the son of Elzie and Marie (Hamilton) Barnfield. He married the former Barbara G. Winemiller on Aug. 24, 1968, in Benton, and she survives.

Mr. Barnfield was a member of American Quarter Horse Association, and he showed and trained horses.

He was a sales trainer and entrepreneur.

Mr. Barnfield served in the Army National Guard from June 11, 1960, to April 17, 1964, and then in the Army Reserve, where he was discharged June 19, 1968, and qualified as a sharpshooter.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Barnfield of Whittington; daughter, Amy and husband, Rich Miller, of Glen Carbon; son, Timothy Barnfield of Marion; five grandchildren, Justin, Abigail, Connor, Tyler and Alicia; two sisters and brother-in-law, Dorothy and husband, the Rev. Paul Brown, and Francis Melvin, all of West Frankfort; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, David; and two sisters, Ruthie and Shirley.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, July 8, in Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Brother Ralph Brandon officiating. Burial with military rites, conducted by Benton American Legion and VFW posts and an Illinois National Guard Honor Team, will be in Shiloh Cemetery in Whittington. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Published in The Southern Illinoisan on July 5, 2013
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