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1935 Charles 2022

Charles Barnes

March 25, 1935 — April 6, 2022

WILSON -  Charles Milton Barnes, 87, died Wednesday, April 6, 2022, in his home.

Funeral, Friday, 11:00 AM, First Baptist Church. Interment, Maplewood Cemetery.

Charles is survived by nieces, Lou Griffith of Wilson and Lee Murphy (John) of Frederick, MD; nephew, Ned Barnes (Amy) of Carolina Beach; several great nieces and nephews; several great-great nieces and nephews; special friends, Pat Forbes and Tom Jones.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Wiley and Getrude Barnes; brother, Wiley Barnes, Jr.; sister-in-law, Helen Barnes; niece, Carol Brewer.

Charles’ creativity…his designs, his style of always knowing the most perfect color for any given room…nothing confused his eye…he always knew in styling a room, a home or a boxwood parterre...the order of every client’s possession.

He was heart and soul to all his loving family, clients and friends in his church.  This man had a passion for perfection that will now be complete as he walks through the gardens of heaven with such arranged beauty by the hand of God. Now he understands his gift…he sees from whence it came.

A special thanks is extended to Community Care, Brentwood Health Care.  A special note of appreciation to Laura Harris, Ann Durham, Jeanette Best, Velma Williams, Camey Scott, Sharna Grady-Williams and Sarah Elliott.

Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church, PO Box 1467, Wilson NC 27894-1467.

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Friday, April 8, 2022

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