Virginia E. Barnes
METROPOLIS, Ill. — Virginia E. Barnes, age 86, of Metropolis, Ill., passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the Baptist Health Paducah, Ky., at 1:21 a.m.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Brookport Chapel with Rev. Larry Call officiating, burial will follow in the Pell Cemetery.
Virginia is survived by three children, Edward Barnes of Eldorado, Ill., Donna S. Jones of Mt. Vernon, Ill., and Lisa GayAnn Adams and husband Gary of Metropolis, Ill.; one sister-in-law, Alma Lou Souders of Brookport, Ill.; five grandchildren, Lori Bunting and husband Blue, Amanda Box, Lindsey Barnes, Ryan Adams, and James D. Jones; six great-grandchildren, Alexis Mitchell, Gavin Bunting, Isaac Bunting, Asher Bunting, Hunter Box, and Paige Box.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Charles (EC) and Blanche (Brown) Souders; her husband, Noel D. Barnes; one son-in-law, Jimmy Jones; four sisters, Margaret O’Brien, Stella Elam, Mary Castleman, and Dorothea Jackson; five brothers, William Souders, Edward Souders, Oron Souders, Melvin Souders, and Joe Souders; and several nieces and nephews.
She was a member of the First Christian Church in Brookport, Ill., a nursing home volunteer, and a proud Brookport Alumni. She will be missed by her Energy Fitness Family and her Domino Girls, Ruth Corn, Marge Cox, Alma Lou Souders, and Rosemary Hohman.
Memorials may be given to the First Christian Church, 302 Crockett St., Brookport, IL 62910.
Visitation will be Monday, May 6, 2013, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Brookport Chapel.
Pall Bearers — Oron Souders, Bill Ed Souders, Mike Beggs, Mark Souders, Donald Bunting, and Mike Souders.
Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.