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Donald Wayne Barnes Sr.

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Donald Wayne Barnes Sr.

Funeral services for Donald Barnes will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 in the chapel of Hixson-Ducote Funeral Home of Bunkie with the Bro. David Newton officiating. Burial will follow in the Griffin Hills Cemetery in Lone Pine. Arrangements are under the direction of Hixson-Ducote Funeral Home of Bunkie.

Mr. Barnes, age 62 of Bunkie, passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Oschner Health Systems in New Orleans.

Donald retired from the oil industry after working 34 years. He loved cooking, baking, and entertaining family and friends. He also enjoyed his granddogs and going to LSU and Saints football games.

Mr. Barnes is preceded in death by his parents; Walter B. and Melma Neitte Barnes; and a sister, Patricia Ann Barnes.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Brenda Ortego Barnes of Bunkie; two sons, Donald Wayne Barnes, Jr. of Eunice and Benjy Craig Barnes of Bunkie; his daughter, Heather Kay Barnes Gauthier and her husband Larry of Cottonport; one brother, Walter Barnes and wife Mary of Houston; one sister, Gwendolyn Rector of Tucson, Arizona; his nephews, Wally Barnes of Houston and Mark Rector of Tucson; and his four granddogs, Buster Lee, Petal Belle, Loula Belle, and Lily Kay.

Friends may call from 8:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at Hixson-Ducote Funeral Home of Bunkie.

Pallbearers will include: Channon Ortego, Bruce Ortego, Mike Ortego, Tony Ortego, Cory LeDoux, and Ben Stanford. Honorary pallbearers are Wally Barnes and Rodney Ortego.

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Published in The Town Talk from Jan. 28 to Jan. 29, 2013
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