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Nelda Pitcock Barnes, 89, of Tompkinsville, passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at Diversicare in Glasgow.
She was born March 20, 1928, in Monroe County, to the late Benton Pitcock and Rachel Thompson Pitcock.
She was a homemaker and a member of Athens Baptist Church. She was united in marriage on May 1, 1947 to Dewey Barnes, who preceded her in death on Dec. 30, 2009.
She is survived by two sons, J.T. Barnes and Paul Barnes and wife, Wilma, all of Glasgow; one daughter, Anita Riley, of Tompkinsville; four grandchildren: Kelly Rich, Dr. Shane Riley, Brandi Markham and Brooke Barnes; and six great-grandchildren: Ryder Rich, Nolin Markham, Rhett Rich, Harris Markham, Josephine Markham and Emma Riley.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Kirk Page; seven siblings; four brothers; and three sisters.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, Dec. 31 at 1 p.m. at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville with burial to follow in Monroe County Memorial Lawn. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Saturday and after 8 a.m. Sunday at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville.
Memorials are suggested to Athens Baptist Church.
Published on December 29, 2017
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