Mary Evelyn Stewart Barnes
February 9, 1943 -
September 28, 2015

Visitation

October 1, 2015
5-8 PM

Service 

October 2, 2015
3 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral services for Mary Evelyn Stewart Barnes, age 72 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Friday, October 2, 2015, at First Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Tennessee at 3:00 o’clock in the afternoon with Rev. Van Johnson and Chris Barnes officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Barnes passed away Monday September 28, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Mary Evelyn was a native of Lincoln County and the daughter of the late Pangle and Evelyn Chest Stewart. She was a school teacher, a homemaker and worked as Director of the F.A.S.T. Program at Ralph Askins School for sixteen years. She was a Sunday School teacher and member of the Fayetteville First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband Larry Wayne Barnes of Fayetteville, daughter Mary Angela Barnes of Franklin, son Christopher Stewart (Brandi) Barnes of Kelso, daughter Amy Marie (Steve) Arrick of St. Charles, IL, grandchildren Anna Marie Arrick, Elizabeth Gale Barnes, Ronald Samuel Arrick, Molly Christin Barnes, Stewart Ward Barnes, Andrew James Arrick and sister Wanda Spray of Fayetteville.

Visitation with the family will be Thursday evening October 1, 2015, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Fayetteville, TN.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Library.

Higgins Funeral Home is assisting the family of Mary Evelyn Barnes.

“Mary Evelyn was an avid reader, a terrific gardener who loved flowers and a wonderful, caring, compassionate and gentle lady. A faithful, loving wife of 50 years, she has left a hole in my heart that can never be filled.” Larry W. Barnes

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24 Comments

  1. George&Faye Massey

    Larry, we were so sorry to hear about Mary. We are thinking of you and your family. It is hard to comprehend losing a loved one. Remember the good times and time will heal what we know is saddened heart. Again, you are in our prayers. George and Faye

    Reply
  2. Peggy Armstrong Coleman

    Larry and Family,
    I met Mary Evelyn in 1950 when we entered the first grade together. I have always thought of her as a very sweet, kind and loving individual. Her smile and the sparkle in her eyes were a joy to behold. The Class of 1961 has lost a wonderful member who will be missed by us all.
    May God enfold you all in his arms and comfort you.

    Reply
  3. Jane and Jeff Dye , Billye Morrison

    We are so sorry to hear of Mrs. Mary Evelyn’s passing. She was such a great lady, always so kind and sweet. She had such a gentle spirit. We enjoyed teaching the children’s Sunday school class with her. She was so good with the little children, so patient and loving. Mrs. Mary Evelyn was always so good to me and my family. She will be truly missed.

    May God Bless your family and help you through this difficult time. Our prayers are with you.

    Reply
  4. Windell and Barbara Heath

    Larry and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. She was such a sweet, caring and beautiful lady.

    Reply
  5. cindy n jo-ann whorley

    mr larry and family
    our hearts are broken to of our friend mary Evelyn passing , she was so sweet n kind . mother did a lots of sewing for her, she always give you hug n a smile she will be missed , she will always be in our hearts .
    cindy n Jo-Ann whorley

    Reply
  6. Kathy Stocstill

    Words can’t express how sorry I am to hear about Mary Evelyn…May God wraps him arm around each and everyone during the days ahead…..She will always be in our hearts….

    Reply
  7. Linda Gatlin

    Larry, Chris and family,

    I am so deeply sorry for your loss. There are really no human words to comfort that are adequate, only the words of the Master and His comfort and peace can strengthen at this time along with the love of family and friends. Sometimes the sadness of the loss of someone we love hurts us so badly inside that it is hard to understand how we can continue to breathe or our heart continue to beat. I am lifting you up in prayer, sending love to you.

    Reply
  8. Kathy Stocsill

    Words can’t express how sorry I am…May GOD wraps his arms each and everyone during the days ahead….She will always be in our hearts….Mary Evelyn always, always, had a beautiful smile each and every time I seen her…..She will truly be missed…..

    Reply
  9. Agnes Marie C.Barnes

    so sorry about your loss, She was a beautiful lady, and she touched the lives of so many children. our grandson was in the FAST program and i shall never forget her kindness to him and all of the children. She will be greatly missed . Agnes Marie Barnes

    Reply
  10. Susan (Epperson) May

    This was a wonderful lady. I was a single mom in Fayetteville and her after school program was an invaluable service. She helped to raise my children in an atmosphere of love. She will be missed by countless parents and children. So sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  11. Katherine Hobbs

    Larry,children and grandchildren , there are no words at at time like except I’m sorry. I have never known a sweeter and kinder person than Mary Evelyn. May you find comfort and peace from God whom she loved with all her heart. Praying for each of you. Billy and Kathrine Hobbs

    Reply
  12. Rickie Teal

    Larry and family so sorry to hear about Mary Evelyn passing may God be with you I Love you all Love Rickie an Blanette Teal

    Reply
  13. Jonelle Boggs Prince

    Larry, so sorry to hear of the passing of Mary Evelyn and our heart goes out to you and your family. I know that is such a shock and our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless!
    Love, Gale and Jonelle Boggs Prince

    Reply
  14. Dennie & Betty Jo Massey

    Larry and family May God be with you in the loss of your love one You are in our prayers

    Reply
  15. Donna Bagby

    I will always be grateful for Mrs. Barnes and the care both after school and during the summer months that my children received in the FAST program. Mrs. Barnes was the sweetest lady and my boys loved her. She always asked about them years later when I saw her. My thoughts will be with the family.

    Reply
  16. trish mullins

    My herat is broken to hear of Mary’s passing. She truly was a gracious and beautiful lady, she will be missed by many. my prayers are for the family.

    Reply
  17. Bob & Cindy Dunivan

    We are saddened to learn of the loss of our long time friend and neighbor. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Mary Evelyn’s family now and in the days and weeks ahead.

    Bob & Cindy Dunivan & families

    Reply
  18. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    We are very sad to learn of Mary Evelyn’s death. She was a gracious, beautiful lady and we will always remember her fondly. I know how devastated the family must be but, also, know that she is at peace and in God’s care now. May all your wonderful memories help sustain you during this very difficult time.

    Reply
  19. Wallace and Peggy Cobb

    Wallace and I are so very sorry for your loss. Mary Evelyn was such a sweet and kind lady. She was always wanting to put everyone at ease with her friendly smile and helpfulness. May God watch over you all and give you comfort. We know that Mary Evelyn loved her family so very much. She will be sadly missed.

    Reply
  20. TONY AND LERECA SWINFORD

    We are so sorry for your loss of Mrs. Evelyn.Our thoughts and Prayers are with at this time.

    Reply
  21. Judy Short

    Sunset has fallen on the life of a beautiful wife, mother and friend. Mary Evelyn was an inspiration to all of us who had the pleasure of knowing her. . Her love for you, your children and grandchildren was so obvious. My prayers are with you and the children at this painful time since she will be so missed. Mary Evelyn was a true example of a beautiful southern lady.

    Reply
  22. BILLY and Cindy Langford

    So sad to hear about Mrs. Mary Evelyn, So glad I saw her at ” The Stewart Home” last year at the Host of Christmas Past. Praying that God would comfort your family at this time.

    Reply
  23. Diane and Phillip Knowles

    Larry and family,
    What a wonderful sweet lady she was. I will miss her sweet face and her hugs every Sunday at church. She talked me into going to our Beth Moore study recently and even met me to go with her the first night. She will be missed very much. Our prayers continue to go out for you and your family. God bless you all.
    Diane and Phillip Knowles

    Reply
  24. Dennis and Pam Welch

    My heart is so very sad for you Mr. Barnes and your family. Mrs. Barnes was so sweet, kind and gracious to me and Dennis. I will forever remember all of her kind words and the love that she has shown to us. Heaven is a better place with her there and this earth has lost a beautiful lady. This is truly our loss and heavens gain. I will be praying for you in the days, weeks and months to come.

    Reply

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24 Comments

  1. George&Faye Massey

    Larry, we were so sorry to hear about Mary. We are thinking of you and your family. It is hard to comprehend losing a loved one. Remember the good times and time will heal what we know is saddened heart. Again, you are in our prayers. George and Faye

    Reply
  2. Peggy Armstrong Coleman

    Larry and Family,
    I met Mary Evelyn in 1950 when we entered the first grade together. I have always thought of her as a very sweet, kind and loving individual. Her smile and the sparkle in her eyes were a joy to behold. The Class of 1961 has lost a wonderful member who will be missed by us all.
    May God enfold you all in his arms and comfort you.

    Reply
  3. Jane and Jeff Dye , Billye Morrison

    We are so sorry to hear of Mrs. Mary Evelyn’s passing. She was such a great lady, always so kind and sweet. She had such a gentle spirit. We enjoyed teaching the children’s Sunday school class with her. She was so good with the little children, so patient and loving. Mrs. Mary Evelyn was always so good to me and my family. She will be truly missed.

    May God Bless your family and help you through this difficult time. Our prayers are with you.

    Reply
  4. Windell and Barbara Heath

    Larry and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. She was such a sweet, caring and beautiful lady.

    Reply
  5. cindy n jo-ann whorley

    mr larry and family
    our hearts are broken to of our friend mary Evelyn passing , she was so sweet n kind . mother did a lots of sewing for her, she always give you hug n a smile she will be missed , she will always be in our hearts .
    cindy n Jo-Ann whorley

    Reply
  6. Kathy Stocstill

    Words can’t express how sorry I am to hear about Mary Evelyn…May God wraps him arm around each and everyone during the days ahead…..She will always be in our hearts….

    Reply
  7. Linda Gatlin

    Larry, Chris and family,

    I am so deeply sorry for your loss. There are really no human words to comfort that are adequate, only the words of the Master and His comfort and peace can strengthen at this time along with the love of family and friends. Sometimes the sadness of the loss of someone we love hurts us so badly inside that it is hard to understand how we can continue to breathe or our heart continue to beat. I am lifting you up in prayer, sending love to you.

    Reply
  8. Kathy Stocsill

    Words can’t express how sorry I am…May GOD wraps his arms each and everyone during the days ahead….She will always be in our hearts….Mary Evelyn always, always, had a beautiful smile each and every time I seen her…..She will truly be missed…..

    Reply
  9. Agnes Marie C.Barnes

    so sorry about your loss, She was a beautiful lady, and she touched the lives of so many children. our grandson was in the FAST program and i shall never forget her kindness to him and all of the children. She will be greatly missed . Agnes Marie Barnes

    Reply
  10. Susan (Epperson) May

    This was a wonderful lady. I was a single mom in Fayetteville and her after school program was an invaluable service. She helped to raise my children in an atmosphere of love. She will be missed by countless parents and children. So sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  11. Katherine Hobbs

    Larry,children and grandchildren , there are no words at at time like except I’m sorry. I have never known a sweeter and kinder person than Mary Evelyn. May you find comfort and peace from God whom she loved with all her heart. Praying for each of you. Billy and Kathrine Hobbs

    Reply
  12. Rickie Teal

    Larry and family so sorry to hear about Mary Evelyn passing may God be with you I Love you all Love Rickie an Blanette Teal

    Reply
  13. Jonelle Boggs Prince

    Larry, so sorry to hear of the passing of Mary Evelyn and our heart goes out to you and your family. I know that is such a shock and our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless!
    Love, Gale and Jonelle Boggs Prince

    Reply
  14. Dennie & Betty Jo Massey

    Larry and family May God be with you in the loss of your love one You are in our prayers

    Reply
  15. Donna Bagby

    I will always be grateful for Mrs. Barnes and the care both after school and during the summer months that my children received in the FAST program. Mrs. Barnes was the sweetest lady and my boys loved her. She always asked about them years later when I saw her. My thoughts will be with the family.

    Reply
  16. trish mullins

    My herat is broken to hear of Mary’s passing. She truly was a gracious and beautiful lady, she will be missed by many. my prayers are for the family.

    Reply
  17. Bob & Cindy Dunivan

    We are saddened to learn of the loss of our long time friend and neighbor. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Mary Evelyn’s family now and in the days and weeks ahead.

    Bob & Cindy Dunivan & families

    Reply
  18. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    We are very sad to learn of Mary Evelyn’s death. She was a gracious, beautiful lady and we will always remember her fondly. I know how devastated the family must be but, also, know that she is at peace and in God’s care now. May all your wonderful memories help sustain you during this very difficult time.

    Reply
  19. Wallace and Peggy Cobb

    Wallace and I are so very sorry for your loss. Mary Evelyn was such a sweet and kind lady. She was always wanting to put everyone at ease with her friendly smile and helpfulness. May God watch over you all and give you comfort. We know that Mary Evelyn loved her family so very much. She will be sadly missed.

    Reply
  20. TONY AND LERECA SWINFORD

    We are so sorry for your loss of Mrs. Evelyn.Our thoughts and Prayers are with at this time.

    Reply
  21. Judy Short

    Sunset has fallen on the life of a beautiful wife, mother and friend. Mary Evelyn was an inspiration to all of us who had the pleasure of knowing her. . Her love for you, your children and grandchildren was so obvious. My prayers are with you and the children at this painful time since she will be so missed. Mary Evelyn was a true example of a beautiful southern lady.

    Reply
  22. BILLY and Cindy Langford

    So sad to hear about Mrs. Mary Evelyn, So glad I saw her at ” The Stewart Home” last year at the Host of Christmas Past. Praying that God would comfort your family at this time.

    Reply
  23. Diane and Phillip Knowles

    Larry and family,
    What a wonderful sweet lady she was. I will miss her sweet face and her hugs every Sunday at church. She talked me into going to our Beth Moore study recently and even met me to go with her the first night. She will be missed very much. Our prayers continue to go out for you and your family. God bless you all.
    Diane and Phillip Knowles

    Reply
  24. Dennis and Pam Welch

    My heart is so very sad for you Mr. Barnes and your family. Mrs. Barnes was so sweet, kind and gracious to me and Dennis. I will forever remember all of her kind words and the love that she has shown to us. Heaven is a better place with her there and this earth has lost a beautiful lady. This is truly our loss and heavens gain. I will be praying for you in the days, weeks and months to come.

    Reply

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