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Robert “Bob” Barnes

Mr. Robert “Bob” Barnes, 73, died Wednesday, December 31, 2014, at the Southwest Regional Medical Center in McComb. Services for Mr. Barnes were held on Wednesday, January 7, at the Mt. Zion MB Church, with Pastor Ozell White officiating. Interment was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Laird Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Barnes was the son of the late Frenchmon Barnes and the late Vella Bridges Barnes of rural Jefferson Davis County. At an early age he joined the Mt. Zion Church and remained a member until his death. Mr. Barnes was reared and educated in the Jefferson Davis County area attending Mt. Zion Agriculture Community School, prior to working much of his adult life on various jobs in and around Prentiss.

Mr. Barnes’ survivors include four sisters, Julia Mae Magee of Oklahoma, Connie (Chesley) Dennis of Duarte, CA, Helen Oatis and Addie Elaine (Braxton) Collins, both of Prentiss; and a host of other relatives and friends.