Small Descendants Obituaries

BARNES, William Bernard Sr.

          William Bernard Barnes, Sr., 80 years old of Frederick, Maryland, passed away November 15, 2005.  He was the husband of Yvonne D. Barnes.
Born January 11, 1925, on St. Simons Island, GA, he was the son of the late James Barnes, Sr. and Creola Barnes.
          The youngest of five brothers and three sisters, Mr. Barnes was educated in the public schools of Glynn County, Ga., and served in the U.S. Marine Corp in World War II.  Mr. Barnes mastered the trade of bricklaying, which he in turn taught to war veterans in Waycross, Ga.  A graduate of Bluefield State College, Bluefield, W. Va., he held a B.S. degree in mathematics.  Mr. Barnes taught school in Maryland, Georgia and West Virginia.  He also served ten years on Frederick County Board of Education, serving his last term as Vice President.  He studied at John Hopkins University on the Esso Education Foundation Grant, 1958-1959 and studied at Morgan State College on a National Science Foundation Grant during the summer of 1961.  He also studied at Northwestern University on a National Science Foundation Grand during the summer of 1962.  Additionally, he received a National Science Foundation Grant which allowed him to participate in an in-service Institute for Teachers of Mathematics at the University of Maryland.
          After his time as an educator, Mr. Barnes became a successful entrepreneur, buying and selling several businesses, retiring from his final business venture, Sequoia Inc. (Sequo Liquors) in 1996.
          Mr. Barnes was a former member of the First Missionary Baptist Church of Frederick where he served as a deacon, a former member of Downtown Community Church where he served as an elder, and a current member of Maranatha Community Church of God in Frederick.  He was a lifetime member of the illustrious Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, a life member of the N.A.A.C.P., a former member of the Independent Grocers Association of Maryland, and a former member of the Rotary Club of Frederick.
          In addition to his wife Yvonne he leaves to cherish his precious memory; three daughters, Donna Jenkins (David), of Columbia, SC; Angela Twine (Johnnie), of Ft. Worth, TX; Treva Barnes of Atlanta, GA; three sons, Charles (Puggy) Barnes (Pamela) of Frederick, MD; Waynes Barnes of Atlanta, GA; William Barnes, Jr. (Louise) of Austin, TX; 17 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law Eloise Thompson of Akron, OH; Rita Anderson of Frederick, MD; one brother-in-law, Robert (Bobby) Long and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, fraternity brothers, and friends.  He was preceded in death by four brothers, James Barnes, George Barnes, Morrison Barnes, and Jasper Barnes; and three sisters, Araminta Jackson, Nora Davis, and Creola Belton.
          Funeral services are being held at Maranatha Community Church of God, on Monday, November 21, 2005 at 12 noon.  The viewing will be held Sunday, November 20, 2005 from 3 pm to 8 pm at Gary Rollins Funeral Home, 110 W. South St., Frederick, MD.  The family will receive visitors and friends from 6 pm to 8 pm.

 

 

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