Elton Barnes
1974 - 2017
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Elton Edward Barnes age 42 of Munster, Indiana passed away April 15, 2017. He was born in Gary, Indiana on May 19, 1974 to Doretha and Edward Barnes. Elton was a graduate of Horace Mann High School in 1992. Elton earned a CDL and worked in the trucking industry. Elton leaves his memories to his loving wife Tyra Barnes; children Jana, Jalynn and Samuel; grandchildren Bryson, Brielle and Donye; parents Doretha and Marvin E. Scott; father Edward Barnes; four brothers Michael (Magaly) Barnes, Damon, Eric and Corey Scott; two sisters Edwina Barnes and LaRae (Michael) Jennings and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many close friends. A celebration of Elton's life will be Saturday April 22, 2017 at 11:00a.m. with visitation from 9-11:00a.m. all services at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church 2300 Grant Street. Pastor Howard L. Carter officiating.

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Published in Post-Tribune from Apr. 20 to Apr. 21, 2017.
09:00 - 11:00 AM
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April 16, 2020
My old school mate ❤ RIH
Frank Brown
April 15, 2020
It's been 3 years too long and it still feels like you just left me. Love you and miss you bro. I know you been hearing some of these jokes and be laughing your butt off. All you can do is laugh now bro miss you so much. Love ya
April 14, 2020
Time flys when you love and miss someone so much!! You will always have a place in my heart! Continue to Rest In Peace!! Love ya, Charmaine
Charmaine Barnes
April 14, 2020
Just wanna say tomorrow will be 3 years since you left this earthy world. I miss you so much lil brother. So many things I wanted to tell you. I Love you Elton and may you continue to rest!
Edwina Michele Barnes
May 22, 2019
What's up bro Old school mate you got them angels up there laughing their buts off you was & still is the funniest guy I ever knew miss you bro RIH Charlie B.
May 20, 2019
Happy Birthday Elton❤❤ Wish you were here in person instead of spirit so that I could call you!! Missing you so much!!
Love ya,
May 19, 2019
Happy Birthday bro
Miss you down here
Not a day goes by that your not thought of.
Love you so much dude
Light up one of them fat cigars (lol)
April 29, 2019
Hey my brother I love you and miss you so much
Wish we could ride and talk but since we can't talk physically I know you hear me
I miss you so much no one will ever understand how I feel
Just wanted to talk to you for a minute
Love you bro
April 18, 2019

I can't believe it's been 2 years without you. I miss you so much! I can tell you it gets no easier not having you around ! Everyone misses you so much! Happy 2nd Anniversary in Heaven! I know that you are at peace!

Love and miss you,
Charmaine Barnes ❤❤
April 17, 2019
Whats up big dawg its been two years too long. I had so many funny moments that I have shared with you out loud
I know you caught each of those moments and was cracking up right along with me.
I really miss you man
Until next lifetime Ill keep the jokes coming your way.
Love you
May 10, 2018
Its been a long time with out you my friend
April 16, 2018
Dear Baby Brother, I miss you everyday. Yesterday was hard believing you have been gone 1 year; however I know you are at peace.

Love you Always & 4Eva.

Your Big Sis,
Edwina Michele Barnes
Edwina Michele Barnes
April 7, 2018
Hey bro im up at 2:36 a.m. thinking about you
How I wish I could call you in when I get off and say, "lets go get some Coney Island" and then we gonna argue about who is gonna pay the bill because you are gonna sware up and down you left your money at home. (lol)
I miss you so much just know that i love you unconditionally.
Love you
Joi Moore
March 15, 2018
Another day has gone by and yet another day I'm still missing you. Love you bro. I miss you so much words can't even explain it
Joi Moore
May 19, 2017
Happy 1st Birthday in Heaven! I miss you everyday that goes by. I know you are dancing and celebrating in heaven today and everyday, so my heart is at peace!
Love you and miss you ❤Charmaine
Charmaine Barnes
May 7, 2017
Samuel came into Walgreens yesterday and told me his father died. After I hugged him and prayed for him he left. Then it hit me. Could it be Elton. I looked Elton up in the past obituaries. He was a good man. He tried so hard to be good. I talked to him many many times. I'm devastated at his passing. My prayers are with you. Karen from Walgreens
Karen Sheldon
April 28, 2017
Sincere feelings of comfort go out to your dear family. May the peace of God that excels all thought encourage endurance. (Philippians 4:6,7) My heart goes out to you.
Jarrod Weaver
April 25, 2017
Sharing in your loss, My deepest condolences to you and your Family. Praying God strengthen you at this difficult time.
Sarah Davis
April 24, 2017
My deepest sympathies for your loss, May the God of all comfort bring your family peace . Romans 12:12
April 24, 2017
I was saddened to hear of the departure of Elon Barnes we attending Tolleston middle school together I remember him being one of the funniest classmate known my condolences to the entire family may God comfort you during this difficult time
April 24, 2017
Malika Beacham-Bandy
April 22, 2017
My heart goes out to Elton and his family, you all are in my prayers.

Crystal Harper Thomas
Crystal Harper-Thomas
April 22, 2017
Rest in Heaven Elton

Tasha Johnson
HM C/O '89
Tasha Johnson
April 22, 2017
Tyra, I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. I was at the funeral services but had to leave to go to the hospital. My deepest condolences to you and your family. May you be be comforted through this difficult time.
Catherine Wilbert
April 22, 2017
My heartfelt condolences to the Barnes and Scott family. Elton was a good guy, always would have you laughing. Brother-in-law you was one of kind, and I will miss you dearly!! Give my dad a big hug for me! Rest peacefully brother.
Teneal Williams
April 22, 2017
Another Angel received His Wings Rest easy my friend
R Kelley
April 22, 2017
You will forever be in my Heart!! You know I will always love you!
Charmaine Barnes
April 22, 2017
My heartfelt condolences goes out to the family. Elton was my ex-brother-in-law but he was always my brother. He was good guy that always had you laughing, and we always had that sister and brother bond that I will truly miss. Rest well my brother, and please give my dad a big hug for me❤ You will be missed dearly.
Teneal Williams
April 22, 2017
James Mitchell
April 22, 2017
To Michael Barnes and Family: May Our God ComFort Your Entire Family During This Time Of Sorrow. I'm praying that our God Give you all Strength On Today. With God All Things Are Possible. Elton was like a Cousin to us, Mary, Nikki Poo, Wiley (Bob) Carey and Henry (Kool) Thompson. We love you. God Bless.
Mary Brown The Mighty Horace Mann Class of "88:
April 22, 2017
Our condolences from the HORACE MANN CLASS OF 1992. Much Love!!!
Nicole Harris
April 22, 2017
Sincere condolences to the family and friends. I did not know Elton, but from the memories shared by family and friends it's obvious that he was very special and loved by many. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure in your heart and it lives forever. May the wonderful treasures fill your hearts with love and bring you peace.(Hosea 13:14) May the God of comfort continue to be with each of you during this difficult time.

Lawanda D.Rex,Georgia
April 22, 2017
My guy / school buddy it seem like yesterday when we was at school joking around in class to the family of Elton Barnes my prayers goes out to you be strong.
Frank Brown
April 22, 2017
I want to extend my condolences to the Barnes family on the loss of their Loved One Elton Barnes. I had a Pleasure of knowing this GREAT YOUNG MAN. May GOD continue to wrap his arms around you guys as you go through these times. He'll truly be missed.
Robert BOONIE Gardner
April 22, 2017
Elton I'm never going to forget about you.Thank you for being a first friend when I came to the neighborhood.
Rest In Peace
Andre Brown
April 22, 2017
So very sorry for the loss of your loved one. I pray that you have & feel God's support especially now at this very difficult time and always.
April 22, 2017
Love and condolences to the family.
When we were lil kids you use to pick on me and take off running, I could never catch you, you made up for it growing up to be a good friend....you will be truly missed!
Helen Woods
April 22, 2017
May God comfort your family's hearts during this difficult time! RIH ELT!
Loretta Simpson
April 21, 2017
Elt had a great personality and always made me laugh. It was a pleasure to have known him. He will be sadly missed, my condolences to the Barnes family.
Talisha Fitzgerald
April 21, 2017
Though it's been awhile since we last spoke, the hurt I feel is very much real...as if we talked everyday. I have so many memories with you & teachings from you. You always had a beautiful smile & good heart. My condolences & prayers sent to the family. You will truly be missed. I LOVE YOU! Rest Easy BIG Bro...
Princess Garvis
April 21, 2017
Doretha and Family

May you find Peace in Knowing that God is your Strength and Salvation and He will see you through this difficult time. Praying for you and the Family that God will continue to Shower each of you with His love.

Much Love
Harvey and Anniet B. Freeman
Baton Rouge, La
April 21, 2017
To the entire Barnes family I send my deepest condolences I pray that God continue to strengthen and lift you up..... Rest Peacefully my dearest Friend .... Elt. Barnes
Latasha James
April 21, 2017
Sending my sincere condolences .May God grant you comfort during this time with only the peace that he can give.
L Brown
April 21, 2017
My sincere condolences to Tyra, my cousin Doretha and my cousin Mike Barnes. I am so sorry on the loss of your husband, son and brother. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Elton will be missed by family and friends and loved by so many. Praying that God will strengthen you through such a difficult time. Just know that he wlll never leave nor forsake you. May God be a comforter in your time of sorrow.
Kimberly Evans
April 21, 2017
Mike and the entire Barnes family,
My condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. GOD bless.
Latonya (Peewee) Spears
April 21, 2017
Wow! I am still hurt over this. Cousin Tyra and the Barnes family, I am praying for and with you. Elton was always that person to keep you laughing, even when he was talking about you! A great loss for the Ambridge Mann community and Gary as a whole. Rest in Glory Big Elt!
Cynthia Mitchell
April 21, 2017
April 21, 2017
April 21, 2017
Tyra and the Barnes Family my condolences during this difficult time. I will always remember Elton with that big smile and wonderful laugh. Praying for your comfort
Melody Avrett
April 21, 2017
My prayers to Tyra and their children during this difficult time. Elton was always a very nice and funny guy. Rest In Peace.
Melita Pope Mitchell
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