Our beloved mother, Marie Barnes age 80 made her final journey Saturday afternoon at St. Thomas Hospital.
A native from Lincoln County, she was the daughter of James Polk Koonce and Donnie Hurlston Koonce.
After devoting her life to the care of others as an LPN she can now continue to care and love from above.
Survivors include daughter Kathy Bush (Keith), sons Steven Barnes (Tiffany), Kenneth Barnes (Linda), grandchildren Tiffany Barnes, Shawn Barnes, Steven Barnes III, Xavier Barnes, great grand children Ronan, and Jericho all from Tullahoma, TN and brother Jerry Koonce from Normandy, TN.
Visitation will be Monday March 12 from 5-8 PM at Higgins Funeral Home. Funeral Serevices will be Tuesday March 13 at 1:00 PM at Higgins Funeral Home with Brother Ennis Hyman officiating. Final resting will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery beside her late husband Robert Lee Barnes, Jr. in Tullahoma, TN.
although having had you as a mother in law for only a few short years, I have grown to love you, I will miss the opportunity to have shared more life with you, but I do thank you from my heart for sharing your Kenny with me. I cannot replace a mother/son relationship, but I will do my best to love and take care of him as you had, I love you mom and will miss you. Linda
I send my condolences to my cousins for the lost of aunt Marie.Sorry I couldn’t be there but y’all are in my thoughts and prayer. Love cindy
So sorry to hear about Aunt Marie. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
I will always remember going to my aunt Marie’s and Uncle R.L’s for a visit especially when they lived in mundelien IL. We would come over and my parents would play poker all night and eat unlce R.L’s famous chili. Those we great memories!!
My aunt Marie will be greatly missed, my heart is very heavy and I will cherish all my memories with her.