Mr. Chester Ray Barnes, 86, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021, at Mississippi Care Center. A private family graveside service will be held Tuesday, February 9, at 2:30 PM at the Homewood Methodist Cemetery with Bro. Paul Smith and Bro Milton Koon officiating.
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Mr. Barnes was born in Scott County, MS on September 18, 1934 to the late Glover Barnes and Emma Holbert Barnes. He was a lifelong resident of Forest & Homewood, MS. Mr. Barnes was of the Methodist faith and had attended Homewood Methodist Church. Mr. Barnes was the president & CEO of the Forest Coffee Club. He and his wife loved to travel and attend Bluegrass festivals. He enjoyed bird hunting, Ole Miss Football, and spending time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his father and mother, Mr. Barnes is preceded in death by his 3 sisters, Sue Alford, Mattie Whatley, Rebekah Jones; 4 brothers, Pat Barnes, Bill Barnes, Lod Barnes, Hugh Nile Barnes. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Butchie Barnes of Forest, MS; daughter, Cherry Jenkins (David) of Flowery Branch, GA.; son Chet Barnes (Melissa) of Leesburg, MS; brother, Tommy Barnes of Lorena, MS; 4 grandchildren, Erin Barnes, Emma Barnes, Davis Barnes, Sophie Jenkins and a number nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers include Roger Barnes, Glynn Hannah, Alan Powell, Watt Whatley, John Autry, Bobby Jones; Honorary Pallbearers will be the Forest Coffee Club Members.