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Gary Barnes

veteranMar 20th, 1939 - Mar 21st, 2024

Funeral:  12 noon on Friday, March 29, 2024, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Interment:  Campground Cemetery, Xenia

Visitation: 11 a.m. until 12 noon on Friday at the funeral home


      Gary Weldon Barnes, age 85, formerly of Flora, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2024, in Fayetteville, Georgia.  He was born on March 20, 1939, and was a graduate of Flora High School.

      Gary spent his professional career working at AT&T.  He was also a dedicated member of Peachtree Christian Church.  Gary served his country with honor in both the United States Army and the United States Navy.  He served during Vietnam and was awarded a Purple Heart.

      He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence John Barnes; mother, Hazel D. (Henderson) Barnes; brothers, Richard, Al (Butch), Randy and sister, Marlene. He is survived by his beloved wife, Nancy Barnes; cherished sisters, Shirley, Brenda, and Lois; caring brothers, Mike and Steve; and his adored grandchildren in love, Christina, Chris McKnight, Ben McKnight, Michael Morrow, Ben Morrow, James Morrow, Matthew Chebro, and Casey Scroggins.

      A funeral ceremony will be held at 12 noon on Friday, March 29, 2024, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Interment will follow at Campground Cemetery, Xenia, with military funeral honors presented.  Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 12 noon on Friday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to Flora American Legion Post 14.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:


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Brenda Bradham

March 25th

Prayers to the family. Remember Gary coming in Dukes Drive In a lot back early 80s when I worked there. Great Guy.

Dan Warren

March 26th

On behalf of the Patriot Guard Riders, please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one.

Larry & Esther Jamison

March 28th

Gary was my best friend in High School, was my neighbor, and I loved him for the influence he had in my life. Much of my ministry I owe to influence he had on me in my high school days. I was so thrilled when he married Nancy Woomer, who was also my dear friend. Her brother Don, was killed working on a new church in Pudaka, Ky. was an inspiration to me for Christ also. I lift up Nancy and the family in thanksgiving to God for Gary's life.



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Frank & Bright Funeral Home
and Cremation Services

500 North Main Street
Flora, Illinois 62839

Phone : (618) 662-2141
Fax: (618) 662-4600
Email: [email protected]

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