Funeral services were held February 3, 2014, at Oakvale Baptist Church in Oakvale, for Mr. Sammy Barnes, age 69, of Monticello, who passed away on February 1 at Lawrence County Hospital. Interment followed at Society Hill Cemetery. Saulters Moore Funeral Home of Prentiss was in charge of all arrangements.
Rev. Richard Greene and Rev. Eddie Myers officiated. Pallbearers were Gary Hill, Joey Hathorn, Dillan Barnes, Garrett Barnes, Robert Harper, Wesley Harper, Mark King and Gavin Daughdrill. Honorary pallbearers were Dalton Barnes, Cannon Barnes, Lee Summers, Ben Summers and Layke Daughdrill.
Mr. Sammy Virgil Barnes, Sr. was born on December 22, 1944, in Marion County, Mississippi. He was the son of Albert Virgil Barnes and Mildred Rogers Barnes. He was the owner and operator of BBB Trucking Company. He also served two terms as constable of Lawrence County. He was a deacon and member of Oakvale Baptist Church.
Mr. Barnes is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Barnes of Monticello, MS; his sons, Sammy Virgil Barnes Jr (Dee Dee) of Monticello, Rev. Patrick Wade Barnes of Columbia, MS, and Jason Barnes (Julie) of Silver Creek, MS; his grandchildren, Samuel Dillan Barnes, Jason Garrett Barnes, Dawson Ward Barnes and Cannon Harper Barnes; his great-grandchildren, Bryson Samuel Barnes and Karcey Ann Barnes; his mother, Mildred Barnes of Monticello; and his sister, Barbara Ladner of Necaise, MS.
He was preceded in death by his father.