Sara Askins Barnes
October 30, 1922 -
December 29, 2017

Visitation

December 30, 2017
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Service 

December 31, 2017
2:30 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mrs. Sara Askins Barnes, age 95, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted Sunday, December 31, 2017, at 2:30 PM at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Alan Shedd and Bro. Thomas Smith officiating. Burial will follow next to her husband, John D. Barnes, in Barnes Cemetery. Mrs. Barnes passed away on December 29, 2017 at Donalson Care Center.

Mrs. Barnes was born in the Harms Community in Lincoln County, TN to the late Joseph Elgie and Tennie Sue Ables Askins. She retired from Jonathan Logan and was a member of Beech Grove United Methodist Church. She was active in homemaking, the Historical and Genealogical Societies, Home Extension and Farm Bureau.

Survivors include her nieces, Lynda Smith Galbreath of Goodletsville, TN and Marilynn Smith Newman of Fayetteville, TN; nephew, LeBrone Wotring of Elizabethtown, KY; and numerous great-nephews and nieces. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Dorothy A. Smith of Fayetteville, TN and Mildred Wotring of Acworth, GA.

Visitation with the family will be held Saturday, December 30, 2017, at 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Higgins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Beech Grove United Methodist Church at 161 Hughey Rd, Fayetteville, TN 37334 or American Macular Degeneration Foundation at PO Box 515 Northampton, MA 01061-0515.

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7 Comments

  1. DeLois O'Neal Thompson

    Mrs. Sara Barnes was a jewel in the Fairview community. She loved her friends and church family as she did her own family. Once she brought a 22 minute chocolate cake, for a dinner, at Beach Grove Methodist Church, once when I attended with my mother n law, Letha Thompson. THAT WAS THE BEST CAKE!!!! Mrs. Sara was so gracious to share her recipe. I always think of her when I make that delicious cake. She was loved and will be missed by many. Rest in peace, Mrs. Sara. You and mawmaw can laugh and chitchat everyday.

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  2. Rev. Fonda Askins Blair

    Aunt Sara was one of the best Christian women who loved everyone, her church, her family & all. She was kind to everyone. She had so much talent & exemplary skills & wrote the Asking Genealogy & informed all of us with our historic roots. She cared about us all. She touched our lives from early on as little children & kept up with us on each degree we received in college. She talked with Clifford Askins, my dad, each day to find out how we all were & dad would ask about her & her family vice versa. Heaven received the best! She will be solely missed. We all love her & I so enjoyed her cooking. She always had love no matter how she felt for all of us in the family. I shall miss her so much. Dad and mom will be rejoicing in heaven over her entrance there to meet them in Heaven to share memories of our loved ones & to worship His Holiness!!! ”””””””””””””””””
    Fonda Askins Blair””””””””””””””””””

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  3. Regina & Martha Shelton

    To:Barnes Family,
    We are thinking of you during this difficult time.

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  4. Rexine Pigg

    Mrs. Sara Barnes was one of the best Southern Christian ladies ever! Her untiring zest for life & dedication to God was evidenced in everything she did. Her vast number of friends will attest to that. I never saw her when she didn’t have a smile on her beautiful face and a kind word.

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  5. Janice Lee

    So sorrow to hear of Mrs. Sara’s passing. She and my Mother (Florence Johnson passed in Aug 2014) were the best of friends when they worked at Jonathan Logan and afterwards. She was one fine well respected lady. We loved her very much. My condolences to the family. Janice Johnson Lee

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  6. Wanda Shelton

    Loved growing up in a church with this sweet lady always sitting just in front of our family. So sweet and such a dedicated member of the church.

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  7. Martin Hall

    Mrs. Sara Barnes was the sweetest lady you’d ever want to meet. Mr. John D. and Mrs. Sara always welcomed use into there home with open arms. My stepson and I hunted their farm for years and always felt welcomed. Heaven has received a kind and gracious lady.

    Reply

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7 Comments

  1. DeLois O'Neal Thompson

    Mrs. Sara Barnes was a jewel in the Fairview community. She loved her friends and church family as she did her own family. Once she brought a 22 minute chocolate cake, for a dinner, at Beach Grove Methodist Church, once when I attended with my mother n law, Letha Thompson. THAT WAS THE BEST CAKE!!!! Mrs. Sara was so gracious to share her recipe. I always think of her when I make that delicious cake. She was loved and will be missed by many. Rest in peace, Mrs. Sara. You and mawmaw can laugh and chitchat everyday.

    Reply
  2. Rev. Fonda Askins Blair

    Aunt Sara was one of the best Christian women who loved everyone, her church, her family & all. She was kind to everyone. She had so much talent & exemplary skills & wrote the Asking Genealogy & informed all of us with our historic roots. She cared about us all. She touched our lives from early on as little children & kept up with us on each degree we received in college. She talked with Clifford Askins, my dad, each day to find out how we all were & dad would ask about her & her family vice versa. Heaven received the best! She will be solely missed. We all love her & I so enjoyed her cooking. She always had love no matter how she felt for all of us in the family. I shall miss her so much. Dad and mom will be rejoicing in heaven over her entrance there to meet them in Heaven to share memories of our loved ones & to worship His Holiness!!! ”””””””””””””””””
    Fonda Askins Blair””””””””””””””””””

    Reply
  3. Regina & Martha Shelton

    To:Barnes Family,
    We are thinking of you during this difficult time.

    Reply
  4. Rexine Pigg

    Mrs. Sara Barnes was one of the best Southern Christian ladies ever! Her untiring zest for life & dedication to God was evidenced in everything she did. Her vast number of friends will attest to that. I never saw her when she didn’t have a smile on her beautiful face and a kind word.

    Reply
  5. Janice Lee

    So sorrow to hear of Mrs. Sara’s passing. She and my Mother (Florence Johnson passed in Aug 2014) were the best of friends when they worked at Jonathan Logan and afterwards. She was one fine well respected lady. We loved her very much. My condolences to the family. Janice Johnson Lee

    Reply
  6. Wanda Shelton

    Loved growing up in a church with this sweet lady always sitting just in front of our family. So sweet and such a dedicated member of the church.

    Reply
  7. Martin Hall

    Mrs. Sara Barnes was the sweetest lady you’d ever want to meet. Mr. John D. and Mrs. Sara always welcomed use into there home with open arms. My stepson and I hunted their farm for years and always felt welcomed. Heaven has received a kind and gracious lady.

    Reply

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