DR. GROVER BARNES
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RS Lewis & Sons Funeral Home - Vance Ave
374 Vance Ave.
Memphis, TN
Dr. Grover W. Barnes Love, scholarship and giving are the words that best describe Dr. Grover W. Barnes. The third of four children born to Fred and Lura Barnes of Jackson, Mississippi, Dr. Barnes was a devout husband, a loving father, and doting grandfather. He had a charismatic personality and caring manner which endeared him to his friends and family. These qualities would serve him well in his profession as a pediatrician. From an early age, Dr. Barnes excelled academically. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Tougaloo College, a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Mississippi, and an M.D. from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Barnes enjoyed campus life and participated in numerous extracurricular activities. It was during his undergraduate years at Tougaloo that he met Delores Johnson who became his wife of 43 years. They were blessed with two children, Alison and Gerald, and four beautiful grandchildren. Dr. Barnes was devoted to his family and enjoyed vacations and numerous family excursions. One of his favorite activities was chronicling family history through pictures. Dr. Barnes combined his love for children and serving others with careers in teaching and what became his life’s calling, medicine. As a pediatrician, he served generations of children with medical expertise and an abundance of love and caring. He was highly respected by his colleagues as a competent and reliable physician. His commitment to his profession was evident in his tireless efforts to make each of his patients feel special. He felt that every patient deserved his very best! Dr. Barnes also served his community in many other arenas. He had been an active member of Greenwood CME Church for many years. He was a Past President of the Bluff City Medical Society and had served as Chairman of the Board of the Volunteer State Medical Society. He was a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Memphis and Shelby County Medical Society, and numerous other health and community boards. Dr. Barnes’ contributions to the Memphis/ Shelby County medical community are unsurpassed. He will long be remembered as a loving and caring physician, an esteemed colleague, and a great humanitarian. His memory will forever be cherished by his loving wife, Delores, a daughter, Dr. Alison Barnes Baker (Corland) of Clarksville, Tennessee, one son, Gerald Barnes of Memphis, three grandsons, Caleb Cherry, Corland Baker, and Cody Baker, one granddaughter Cydney Baker, one sister, Carsella Greenfield (William) of Nashville, a mother-in-law, Lera Davidson of Houston, Mississippi, a sister-in-law, Twadie Williams (Alfonso) of Memphis, the family of Wilbur Thompson in Oxford, Mississippi and numerous aunts, nieces, nephews, and friends. Visitation will be Friday, October 19 from 3-6 p.m., and a Funeral Service will be held Saturday, October 20 at 11 a.m. at Greenwood CME Church. Services provided by R.S. Lewis and Sons. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. R. S. Lewis & Sons Funeral Home (901)526-3264
Published by The Commercial Appeal on Oct. 17, 2012.
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He was a good and honorable man. He is still missed.
Norman Cherry
Other
October 11, 2021
I share a very fond memory of Doctor Grover Barnes; he was the pediatric doctor for my 3 biological children; He had a very great repore with the children and their parents: He was truly one of Memphis Tennessee Finest in the Pediatric Medical Profession.
Ms. Cynthia Gwenne Echols Stewart
October 25, 2017
January 4, 2014
Dr. Barnes cared for our children, and our youngest from birth til her college admission physical. He cared for our youngest daughter's son and several of our other grandchildren as well. He called our grands, his grand-patients. He was the best and I know God is pleased with how he served his profession. We miss your gift Doc.
Victoria Matthews
December 8, 2013
I've been searching for Dr. Barnes' info online for years, and I'm saddened to finally find it under these circumstances. He trained me as a medical student and I went on to become a pediatrician, myself. Many of the things he said resonated with me at the time, and these things are now important parts of my physical exam I do on my patients because of his insistence, and I pass-on his teachings to the medical students I see.
He was laid-back teacher and had a very warm spirit. He proved to be a major influence on my career, and I am thankful for him. God bless him and his family.
David Anyadike
October 17, 2013
I worked with him and felt nothing but sunshine very sad found out today
stephanie
March 3, 2013
I just found out about the death of the greatest pediatric physician. Dr. Barnes was my children doctor - so much care and compassion for his patients. I am a single parent and he always talked life lesson with encouraging words. I pray that God will continue to comfort the family. He will be greatly missed.
Robertson family
February 22, 2013
I had no idea Dr. Barnes was laid to rest last year. He was a wonderful doctor to my three sons, Abner, Kenneth and Sean. Funny stories are plenitful, but one all of his nurses will remember...The day when I brought in my sons for shots and all of the nursing staff and front desk had to come in to help hold down my sons, in particular my eldest...who on one occassion before getting his shot he said..."wait...wait..I have to pray!" God Bless you Dr Barnes and RIP.
Anabell Davis
January 29, 2013
I am in total shock, I just found out about Dr. Barnes. He was my children's pediatrician since birth. I have known him for 23 years now. My heart is heavy and thank you Sir so much for caring for my children, I owe you such a debt of gratitude. Well done, rest in peace always. Thank you for your care and love. Mrs. Barnes, family, and Contemporary Pediatrics you are in my prayers.
The Tate and Savage Family - Tara, Tristan, Taylor, Tasia
January 15, 2013
Dr. Barnes was our son(Tyler)pcp for five years. He always showed great concern and care for Tyler at every visit. Our condolences go out to him and family. May GOD bless this family during this time.
Travis Reliford
November 12, 2012
Dr.Barnes was my doctor when I was a child and he was also my kids doctor.I am shocked and saddened.That was over 30 years. He will truly be missed!
Delicia Bobo
November 10, 2012
So sorry to hear about Dr.Barnes. He was my kids doctor and he was a wonderful doctor he will truly be missed. My condolences goes to his family
Ralesha Wayne
November 8, 2012
I am sorry to hear about the death of Dr. Grover Barnes. He was my son's doctor 29 years ago, and what a great doctor he was. May he rest in peace and may God bless and comfort his family.
Donna Lawson
November 7, 2012
Incredible doctor and friend to my 2 sons and myself. Will be missed dearly.
chris bell
November 6, 2012
I am Ms Baker I too just found out about Dr Barnes death and I am soooosorry to hear. My two grandchildren are his patients they too are sorry to hear of his death. We will miss him he was a very Wonderful doctor.
Belinda Baker
November 1, 2012
Delores, I am Margaret and Roland Wills' daughter. I just found out today about Grover's passing and wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss. You guys were such sweet neighbors to my parents-I will always be grateful for your kindnesses. Please know you and your family are in my prayers and my heart. May God bless you, comfort you and make every remembrance of Grover remind you of his special love for others. Jeannine Dickerson and the Wills' extended family
Jeannine and Gary Dickerson
October 29, 2012
I will miss Dr Barnes ! My heart is heavy and my son is crying now. We will miss him ! He was more than a Doctor. He treated my son as if he was his grandson. He'd always say hey buddy ! Then he'd talk with him and give him advice on school. He was concerned account my son at school, what he wanted to be, and encourage him. Then he'd say something funny. I am sad because there are no doctors in this city like him! I am honored too have known Doctor Grover Barnes ! I will forever remember him. To God Be All The Glory His Life ! May your crown and your robe fit you well ! Gone BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN ! ! !
Brenda Coburn (Hoof)
October 29, 2012
God bless the family. The Tougaloo Class of 1968 will miss Dr. Barnes--a special friend of Tougaloo. Rose Parkman Marshall
October 29, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 29, 2012
My babies have been coming to Dr. Barnes since birth. My first son, Quantrell Mcgill(RIP) started out at UT Medical but every time one of those doctors came in the room he would cry and never stopped so I decided to find him another doctor which was Dr.Barnes after , all my kids followed. They love him and talk about him at home like he's their father especially my lil lady Zaterica. Dr. Barnes talked to my sons about the birds and the bees before I could and I thanked him dearly for breaking the ice. He will truly be missed. WE LOVE YOU DR. BARNES. Zaterica, Tristen, Devin, Ronnie, Quantrell(RIP), Monicia(moma).
Monicia Onidas
October 29, 2012
Monicia Onidas
October 29, 2012
Monicia Onidas
October 29, 2012
You are in our thoughts and prayers today and always. Grover was truly an asset to our entire family. He will be truly missed.
Love Shoutell, Brad, Greg and Ricquel
Shoutell Richardson
October 28, 2012
Wow! What a great physician. As a child,myself, he took care of me and all my siblings,and our children. There was no other Doctor we trusted with our own. My son would always ask,'When are we coming back?'. Most children are afraid of Dr. visits, not mine,that's evidence of the wonderful spirit he had. We're deeply saddened for this loss, and our prayers go out to the family and friends and everyone who ever was effected by this wonderful caring individual. He will be missed.
Erica Tolbert
October 27, 2012
The Eldridge-Chapman-Richardson family were blessed to know Dr. Barnes. Our mother was Gerald's babysitter. We enjoyed Dr. Barnes as a friend and pediatrician. Dr. Barnes was always a kind and professional doctor and he won't be forgotten. My kids will miss their doctor. To the Barnes family, our prayers are with you during this time. Love Mrs. Thelma, Alice, Tevin, and Azaria.
Alice Eldridge
October 25, 2012
Dr. Barnes was more than a Doctor for me, he was a family friend. Dr. Barnes was such a close family friend I actually got to stay a patient well after my 18th birthday. Even after his wife repeatedly would tell him to let me go and remind him that I stayed longer than his own children. He supported me through childhood diabetes and whatever other questions an inquisitive kid would ask about life. Thanks so much for the support and continued care.
Adaryll White
October 25, 2012
Dr.Barnes was more like family to me than a doctor. He has taken care of me since I was a baby up until now. I told Dr. Barnes to be safe on his way to Atlanta. May his family have strength and be uplifted. Rest in peace Dr. Barnes, my family loves you-Ashlei B.
Ashlei Baines
October 24, 2012
Dr Barnes was a great doctor, friend and mentor. My daughter looked up to him. They would go back and forth with questions and answers. Dr Barnes would always say "What Am I Going To Do With Her. Dr Barnes made her day when every she came to see him. She was lifted up by Dr Barnes. She talks about him all the time. Dr Barnes will always be in our hearts. May the family be blessed and know that Dr Barnes touched not only lives but hearts.
Roxie Withers
October 23, 2012
You Will Be Missed , You're Gone But Not Forgotten . I Love And Truly Miss You ! You Will Always Be My Dr. Barnes (:
Zakiyyah Withers
October 23, 2012
I met Dr. Barnes when my daughter needed a pediatrician after the one I had relocated. My co-worker told me how good he was and decided I would check him out. My daughter was always a hand full when we got to his office and would be all over the place. The minute we were called for her visit with Dr. Barnes Little Miss Misbehave had a different attitude. She feared him and respected him. He knew how to calm her fears with his gentle tone. Dr. Barnes will be greatly missed and we appreciate the family of Dr. Barnes for sharing such a great man with all of us. Rest in Peace Annie Fletcher and Kimberly Shelton Memphis, Tenn.
October 23, 2012
You will be missed.
October 23, 2012
Dr Barnes you will truly be missed. I am grateful for the 28 years you were the doctor for my children and grandchildren. You were always there when my grand daughter in college needed a prescription or had a medical problem. I thank God for knowing you and your family. Our sons played in the Memphis Youth Symphony Orchestra together and traveled to foreign countries. You always took the time to go with them. God Bless and you will truly be missed.
LaVerne Miller
October 22, 2012
Delores and Family,
I met Grover as a student at Tougaloo College and am most proud of his rich legacy. I pray God's grace and mercy upon you as you adapt to life without your hero. He will be greatly missed.
Ann Marie Turner Shepherd
October 22, 2012
Dr. Barnes was my neighbor for a number of years on Sagewood. From the extended Valleywood family we send our prayers and condolences.
kenny oliver
October 22, 2012
My connection with Doctor Barnes started May 1993 he was a wonderful doctor and great man. His compassion and caring will be greatly missed. He has patiently & lovingly cared for both of my children he will be truly missed.
Love,
Altraviez, Marleana, & Gary Jr.
Altraviez Haley
October 22, 2012
I still have the image in my mind of the very first time I met Dr. Grover Barnes almost 17 years ago. I had just given birth to our oldest son. It had been a difficult pregnancy and now I was contemplating my role as a new mother. Well in walks this quiet kindly gentlemen with calming words of comfort for a very tired and afraid new mother. I knew from our first meeting that God had placed a very special person in our lives to help us care for our children.
Dr. Barnes was more than just a wonderful pediatrician, he was like a surrogate grandfather to our three sons: Ariel, Daniel and Nathaniel. We always looked forward to our appointments because they were more like family visits.
No matter how inquisitive or rambuncious our sons were at times during their visits over almost 17 years, Dr. Barnes would say, "Oh he's alright, he's just being a boy". He always went "over and beyond" by asking us how we were doing if we looked sick as well. He not only cared about the well-being of children but entire families. Over & Beyond, was Dr. Barnes' M.O..
We want to thank the Barnes family, for lending our community such a wonderful servant to humanity. God bless you all and may His love & peace reign in your hearts and minds at your time of grief.
Reuben & DeSiree Smoke
October 22, 2012
Gerald my prayers are with you and your family I am so very sorry for your loss .. Your dad was a wonderful man I always enjoyed my conversations with him
Terrance Dixon
October 22, 2012

We will truly miss Dr. Barnes. He was the greatest and most loving doctor my son and I knew.There will be no other like him. I appreciate everything Dr. Barnes did for my son from a newborn to a teenager. He will definitely be missed.
N. Jones
October 21, 2012
Dr. Barnes was a great pediatrician we hope that Dr. Barnes' family holds strong
during this time.
Dorothy Williams
October 21, 2012
We knew Dr. Barnes as a neighbor and as a pediatrician. He was a wonderful person. Dr. Barnes to care for and counsel our children...it was a pleasure having him serve as their Doctor...He was One of the Greatest Physician in Memphis. He always provided the best care for our sons.
We will miss him dearly. Earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal.
Fred, Camille, Amberly, Frederick and Robert Curry
October 21, 2012
October 21st- my connection to Dr. Barnes was as a Lebonheur nurse. . . He always had time to talk to the nurses when he came to make rounds on his patients. Dr. Barnes was a true example of a great pediatrician. . . you never knew when he would pop in to the LeBonheur Germantown Unit- morning, noon, sometimes near midnight. We will miss you Dr. Barnes-
Cathy Lopes
October 21, 2012
Carsella, Delores, and your family I pray that God will touch each of you with comfort and strength. God is our refuge and strength. (Psalm 46.1)
Theresa Willis, Class of 65 JHHS
October 21, 2012
Rosemary Neal/Lauderdale your class of 1963 Jim Hill Jr. Sr. High, in Jackson, ms. You will be in our hearts.
October 21, 2012
Dr. Barnes was a great friend, colleague, and mentor. His patient care and follow up were excellent and I will miss his friendship. George Flinn, MD
George Flinn
October 21, 2012
The Burgess-Lester's have appreciated Dr. & Mrs. Barnes excellent care and familial embrace for 30 years and two generations. We remember Dr. Grover Barnes in deep Gratitude, and pray for the comfort of his family and friends.
Leatrice, Barbara, Lani, Candace & Jailyn Burgess-Lester
October 20, 2012
Barbara Lester
October 20, 2012
To the Barnes Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Dr. Barnes was a very kind hearted and professional pediatrician. He was my children's only physician until they became grown. My family loved and respected him highly.
Mrs. Brenda L. Rankin
October 20, 2012
May light perpetual shine upon you.
Joseph Grubbs
October 20, 2012
I was so blessed to know Dr. Barnes. He was an awesome doctor and a beautiful person. He will be greatly missed.
Jamie Harford
October 20, 2012
Many thoughts and prayers to the Barnes family! Dr.Barnes will be missed as he was our doctor and a role model to me. When I was completing medical school and Residency he would always say " If I did it you can do it too." He was a true example of God' s work on this earth. You will be missed. Thank you for all your great gifts to all of us.
Carnetha Mathews
October 20, 2012
Dr. Barnes you took care of generations of my family from my mother down to my three daughters. You were great at what you did. I'm going to truely miss you. May you rest in the gates of heaven. Ill always love you. Thanks for being a great pedestrian to my family. My prayers go out to your family.
lecretia Henderson
October 20, 2012
i used to work w/ him at methodist-south. a first-rate person and doc. they dont make 'em like him anymore. he will be missed.
October 20, 2012
Delores, Allison and Gerald, I am so sorry to hear of Grover's passing. He will be missed by many but especially you. The Memphis medical community and the city at large are better because of his kindness, compassion, humor and intellect. Know that I am thinking of you.
Belinda Fleming
October 20, 2012
Rakia Sanders
Rakia Sanders
October 20, 2012
Dr. Barnes was my pediatrician up until he passed and to some that may be crazy because i'm 29 years of age but I couldnt let him go. He became my son's pediatrician and he is now 5. No words can express how I feel I truly cared for this man. He was a beautiful Doctor and I know He is home and God has told him Well Done Good and Faithful Servant. I'm praying for the family and Thankful to be able to know such a beautiful man. Love always Marquita And Johnathan Cole Sr. and Jr.
MarQuita Brown-Cole
October 20, 2012
To Dr. Barnes Family, he will be greatly missed, he has been my doctor all my life. On my last visit with him in July this year he encouraged me to follow my dream as becoming a doctor. he talked about his daughter in Clarksville. I attend Austin Peay State College in Clarksville,TN majoring in Biology. He told me told stay focus and keep intouch. I will miss him dearly.
Kennethia Blount
October 20, 2012
Dr. Grover Barnes was truly a special person, a child of God. He touched so many people in his short lifetime. He was like a father to me and he cared for me in many ways, as I him. We worked together for many years and he helped groom and guide me to be a better person. He will be missed here, but I know without a shadow of a doubt he is in heaven and we will see him again soon.

In my journey, as I strive to be more like the image of Jesus Christ each day, I think of these special people Christ put in our paths to help us and see how we should be....He truly was someone that mimicked the actions of Christ in the greatest gift he could offer.... LOVE!

He loved and cared for everyone. My prayers and love go out to all his beautiful family, loved ones, friends, including all his clients, staff, and patients.
Misti Jones
October 20, 2012
Dr. Barnes, you will be deeply missed. You were the pediatrician of my brother, sister, in laws, daughter, and myself. My prayers will continue to be with your family and your co workers. You touched many lives and you will never be forgotten!
Deena Weathers
October 20, 2012
You will be missed
mary labarre
October 20, 2012
Dr. Barnes will truly be missed. God takes care of his children.
terrell johnson
October 20, 2012
Dr. Barnes will be greatly missed. he always made my family feel as if were the only ones that mattered in this world. i just want to thank him for his neverending care and support that he has given my family for the past 11 years. You were truly a kind man. RIP.
Shonyelle Tate
October 20, 2012
Dr. Barnes will be dearly missed!! He was my peds doctor from birth till 18 and the peds doctor for my children and other family members. Dr. Barnes is and will always be a apart of our household conversation. My prayers go out to the Barnes family and friends. God bless, We love you Dr. Barnes!!!

Jantish, Preston, Erin, Camora and Allen.
October 20, 2012
Dr. Barnes was a wonderful person as well as a great doctor to my children & grandchildren. Be encouraged & God bless your family. The Savage Family
Paulesther Savage
October 20, 2012
Dr. Barnes was my children's pediatrician. We were saddened to hear of his passing. A gentle and caring man, he will be missed.
Audrey, Jason, Alison Farmer
October 20, 2012
Delores, Gerald,& Allison,
We were very saddened to learn of the transition. He is truly missed as he touched and enriched so many lives. We just wanted you to know that you remain in our thoughts and prayers for peace.
With His Blessings and Our Prayers,
Kenneth V & Gerri Cannon Smith
October 20, 2012
My condolence to the Barnes family, from Fredrick Stewart family of 20 years. He was the doctor! He could make Fred smile. Dr. Barnes always talked about his younger brother Fred. He really made a difference in Fred's life and he will truly be missed.
Mattie Stewart
October 19, 2012
God Bless You Uncle Grover
Love You Always
Rest In Peace

Ranetta Kettles
October 19, 2012
Dr.Barnes has been a part of our family for over 13+ Years as our Pediatrician. Always Professional,courteous,caring & concerned for our children. We were deeply saddened to hear of Dr.Barnes untimely passing. You will be truly missed Dr.Barnes.
Corey Tate
October 19, 2012
Mrs Barnes,I would like to send my condolences to you, your son and daughter. I met Dr. Barnes when my son was around four and now he is 32. He met my daughter at birth and she is 25.
I was impressed with his patience, with my children and ME. I had a million questions, and he answered them. I was impressed when I listened to the high respect his sister'n'law Twadie and nephew Tyrus had for him as a doctor and a person. He really loved Tyrus,and would laugh and talk about him as much as he talked about Gerald.
Dr. Barnes gave sound advice from birth to adulthood and never forgot to ask about my kids whenever we met. We discussed our family tree and the possibility of a family relationship since the family were so close to each county in Mississippi. He will be missed!
Elizabeth,Jason and Jennifer Barnes
October 19, 2012
To the Barnes Family, We are deeply saddened by the passing of a gentle giant among men. Dr. Barnes was the personification of stellar professionalism tempered by a genuine love for mankind. We called him our friend and he rendered such love and caring to our daughters who are now 19 and 20 yrs old. I feel sad for all of the children who will never get the opportunity to be touched by such a man as Dr. Barnes. God Bless Mrs. Barnes and the entire family as you go through this time of bereavement. With all of our love and prayers, Gerald, Myrna, Lauren & Jillian Hunt
Gerald & Myrna Hunt
October 19, 2012
Dr Barnes there are no words that i can find for your lost. Truly a lost. Madison Reed was always looking forward to seeing "her doctor" as she call you. I am her grandmother Patricia Reed that never wanted any other but you to see her. Heaven must been missing......Rest in Peace
October 19, 2012
This the lost of another great and wonderful man, Dr. Barnes you will truly be missed by your patients old and young take your rest your work has truly been done.
Waller-Johnson Lemon
October 19, 2012
We will truly miss Dr. Barnes. He was the greatest and most loving doctor we knew. There will be no other like him. Thank you Dr. Barnes for everything you did for my two sons.
Sharon, Napoleon and Malik
October 19, 2012
You will be greatly missed. We at BFW will miss you as a client and friend. Our prayers are with your family as they through this journey, may they know that God will see them through and give them the strength they need.
Celestine Jones
October 19, 2012
I thank God for having the pleasure of getting to know such a fine gentleman. He will be greatly missed. He was always so pleasant when he came into the office to get his tax work done. It was such a shock when I heard of his passing on Saturday night, when he just come to my office on Friday to pick up his paper work. Weeping may endure for a night but joy does come in the morning. Soon the pain of the love one will turn into precious memories and even laughter. Just remember to die in Christ is gain. We all in Christ will see him again.

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Cheryl Bobo
October 19, 2012
Dr. Barnes You will be missed dearly, Thanks for taking care of all my children and having a hand in their raising. The advice you gave them along with taking care of their health problems. Mrs. Barnes my prays are with you and we love you." Love in Delta" My God continue to keep you in his care. The Dennis Family
October 19, 2012
We extend our deepest sympathy to the Barnes family. Dr. Barnes was the pediatrician for my three children and my grandson. We will miss him. From Robert (Trey), Reginald Sr., Rachel, Reginald Jr. and Edna Hawkins.
Edna Hawkins
October 19, 2012
Very Kind and Professional while rotating at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Yvonne Marshall
October 19, 2012
Very sorry to hear about the great loss of Dr. Grover Barnes. Dr. Barnes was a wonderful person. We will miss him. Our deepest condolences are with the Barnes Family. May his soul rest in peace. Eddie, Pam, Justin, Chad & Kyle Renix
October 19, 2012
Words do an injustice in explaining how much we will miss Dr. Grover Barnes. He not only cared for his patients but he actually KNEW and supported them. He was an excellent role model for young physicians, teaching us not only 'medicine' but also the ART of PATIENT CARE. I am glad to have known him.
FELICIA MERRIWEATHER KNOWLES, M.D.
October 19, 2012
We extend our deepest sympathy to The Barnes Family & the staff of Contemporary Pediatrics. There are no words to adequately express just how much we will miss Dr. Barnes.
The dedicated, impeccable care that he rendered to our son, Kyle, and the assurance that we received as parents was beyond measure. We are so grateful that our lives were touched by such a special Man of God, who genuinely cared.
The Medical Profession has lost a great physician and we have lost a great friend who will always be remembered in our hearts.
Mrs. Barnes, thank you for sharing him with so many and for standing by his side supporting him.
May the awesome legacy of Dr. Barnes live on forever.

Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Lytle and "Your Buddy" Kyle
October 19, 2012
Dr. Barnes was the doctor to both my boys (Marqus/4 and Evan/1). He was always warm and kept me calm through all my first time mother concerns. When my oldest son was assigned to be complete an All About Me chart at school and it asked what he wanted to be when he grows up and he replied, "a doctor like Dr. Barners (whenever I corrected him to tell him it was Barnes; he insisted that his name was Dr. Barners). My son ranted on and on about telling Dr. Barnes that he wanted to be a doctor like him; however when we arrived at his practice on Monday 10/15/12, his Staff informed us that he passed away. RIP Dr. Barnes and thanks for inspiring and taking care of my boys. Stephanie~Marqus~Evan
October 19, 2012
To The Barnes Family, may God's loving arms bring you comfort. With God's love and those special memories you carry in your heart, it will help you to make it through each day.Dr. Barnes took care of my two sons until they started college. A great person, physcian, and a kind-hearted gentle giant. He will be truly missed.
The Newsom Family
October 19, 2012
I was greatly sadden to hear of Dr.Barnes passing he will be great missed. My family and I have been blessed to have had a caring and considerated doctor for the past 14 years. His passion for the health and well being of his patients had no bounds and it will forever be appreciated. Our prays go out to his family. He will be greatly missed by The Stewart Family

Barry,Sinthy,Brandon,Samuel
Sinthy Stewart
October 19, 2012
MY CONDOLENCES TO THE BARNES FAMILY AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL. I MET DR BARNES WHEN MY FRIEND WORKED THERE AND HE BECAME MY DAUGHTERS DR. HE HAD A LOVING AND CARING SPIRIT FOR THE CHILDREN AND WAS ALWAYS VERY PATIENT WITH THEM. A GREAT DOCTOR WILL BE MISSED.
JACQUIE HALL JASMINE GARNER
October 19, 2012
Will be missed. Took care of my children. Always gentle and caring.
Cynthia Sanders
October 19, 2012
OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE BARNES FAMILY. WE WERE SHOCKED AND SADDENED WHEN WE HEARD OF YOUR LOSS. HE WAS A EXCELLENT DOCTOR AND WILL BE TRULY MISSED BY OUR FAMILY. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU. YOU ARE FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS. REST IN PEACE DR BARNES.
CAMERON, CHYNA ,VELVA ,DAMON KNOX
October 19, 2012
Mrs. Barnes, Alison, Gerald - May our heavenly Father continue to surround you with His presence during this time and in the days to come.
Barbara Alexander
October 19, 2012
Dr. Barnes will be greatly miss
The Hardaway Family....
October 19, 2012
He will always be remembeered for his kind demeanor, his concern for his patients and his dedication to whatever task he was assigned by the medical society. He will be sorely missed in this city. May God continue to be with you at this time.
Robert J Smith MD
October 19, 2012
As so many others have said,you also cared for my twins from infancy through their teanage years.They loved you so much.You had such a kind & gentle spirit. I pray God's blessing for your family in their time of sorrow.
Ethel Sanders
October 19, 2012
Dr. Barnes will be truly missed! A doctor who is irreplaceable! Dr. Barnes and his family has been our family.. The Barnes Family has our love and prayers.
Pam Carroll
October 19, 2012
Dr. Barnes was my Dr when I was a child and is my childrens Dr now. He was the best doctor I ve ever known. He always knew what was wrong the kids without seeing them. I love him and he will be missed dearly
Jasmine Chandler
October 19, 2012
I want to thank God for His servant Grover Barnes. I am forever grateful for the care he has provided all 4 of my girls. He was always caring and engaged. Rest in Peace Doctor! We love you.
James Nelson
October 19, 2012
A giant among men, and a true christian Dr. Barnes' light never faded. He was a friend, mentor, confidant, and our kids family physician. There really are no words to express our incredible sorrow at his passing. The Ragland family wishes to express our sincere sympathy to the Barnes family. Have peace in knowing the one of God's special gifts to us has returned home to be with his father.

The Ragland Family
Russell, Amy, Autumn and Adam
October 19, 2012
TO MRS. BARNES AND FAMILY, DR. BARNES WAS ALL OF MY CHILDRENS DOC. HE WOULD TRULY BE MISSED. MAY GOD COMFORT YALL HEART.LOVE YALL!!!! THE SWINTON FAMILY
PAMELA SWINTON
October 19, 2012
Delores & Family
I was so sorry to read about Grover's passing. May GOD'S grace and sweet memories comfort you doing this very difficult time.

Annette Corley Skates (your friend from Tougaloo)
Annette Skates
October 18, 2012
Mrs. Barnes (and Family), my prayers are with you. I met Dr. Barnes over 28 years when he became my son Preston's Doctor (Preston is now 29 years old). Dr. Barnes was always kind and had alot of patience dealing with a very busy little boy. I would still see Dr. Barnes at Methodist South when he made his rounds and he would always speak and smile. Please know that Dr. Barnes was respected and thought highly of. God be with you.
Brenda Dennis
October 18, 2012
Dr. Grover Barnes Your Light Will Forever Shine In Our Memories And Hearts. Thanks for the care giving of medical and love You, Mrs. Barnes, and staff shown to my children Charles O'Brian, & Cristti Jewel Streeter who never wanted to stop coming to your office until they were 19years old. Our hearts are sadden and we are praying for your family. Rest In Peace
Cheri Streeter
October 18, 2012
What a wonderful man! Dr. Barnes cared for my three children Gary, Krystal, and Andrew from birth until they became adults. Andrew was still his patient for a few more months. He was there for us during some difficult times. He was an excellent doctor and friend. We will all miss our conversations with him. Our deepest sympathy to the Barnes Family and office family. God be with you all. The Sykes Family
Angela Sykes
October 18, 2012
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