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James Whitney Barnes, Adair Co., KY (1928-2012)

He was a member of a highly regarded South Adair County family. His wife, Wanda Burton Barnes, who preceded him in death, was from Knifley, KY. He leaves two direct living descendants. He was a Baptist by faith and retired from National Homes as a woodworker. He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds under enemy fire in the Korean War

James Whitney Barnes, 84, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Essex Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, Louisville, KY.
The funeral service was at 10amCT/11amET, Thursday, December 6, 2012, at Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY, with burial in Bethany Cemetery, 10917 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY.

James Whitney Barnes, Adair Co., KY native (1928-2012)

He was born Friday, August 24, 1928, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, the son of the late James Elbert Barnes and Dora Ann England Barnes of the Chestnut Grove Community of Adair County. He died Tuesday, December 4, 2012, in Louisville, Jefferson County, KY, at the age of 84 years, 3 months, and 11 days. He grew up in the Community of Breeding, Adair County, KY.

He was a Baptist by faith and retired from National Homes as a woodworker.

James Barnes was an Army veteran of the Korean War and received the Purple Heart.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Wanda (Burton) Barnes, of Knifley, Adair County, KY.

Survivors include the following:
  • A son: James Kevin Barnes (Patty)

  • Granddaughter: Hannah Opal Barnes

  • And sister: Arvella Gilpin
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The Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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