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James Alvin Barnes, Sr. was born on September 21, 1963 to the late James Benjamin Barnes, Sr. and Bettie L. Major Davis. He departed his life February 20, 2018 at Emory University Hospital of Atlanta, Georgia. He gave his life at an early age to Christ. He was a member of Trinity Missionary Baptist Church of Boston, Georgia. He worked at The Georgia Pipe Company of Thomasville, Georgia until 2011. He graduated form Thomas County Central High School in 1982.

He leaves to mourn; his wife of 27 years, Debra Ann Barnes; five children, Laclare Thomas (Quashaunte), Talesa Aderohunmu, James Alvin Barnes, Jr., Montoya Barnes and Jasmine Barnes; two brothers, Marcus Major (Sheronda) and James Benjamin Barnes, Jr.; two sisters, Arnetha Wyche (C.J.) and Stephanie Barnes; three sisters preceded him in death, Dorothy Barnes, Gloria Snell and Connie Miller; two brothers preceded him in death, Barney Major and Alfonso Barnes; eleven grandchildren, Destiny Barnes, Zalayah Barnes, Jephasia Thomas, Genia Edwards, Geliyah Thomas, Jerimiah Barnes, Samiya Barnes, Josiah Barnes; mother and father -in -law, Robert and Mamie Williams, Valdosta, GA; sisters and brothers -in -law, Jacquelyn Hogan, Valdosta, GA, Eunice Brown (Antoine), San Pedro, CA, Bessie Williams, Alexis Lopez, Richard Williams (Shaun), Robert Williams, Jr., Roderick Williams, Jr., Valdosta, GA; a close cousin, Gregory Murray; special friends, Vera Clarke and Stanley Lily and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends. 

Funeral services will be Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 1PM at Trinity M.B. Church with Dr. Bennie Calloway, eulogist.  Burial will follow in Boston Cemetery.  Please remember to keep the Barnes Family in your daily thoughts and prayers.

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  • Friday, March 02, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Stevens-McGhee Funeral Home
  • Friday, April 20, 2018
    To the family of Mr. Barnes, I am sorry for your loss. Please keep in mind that those who pass on, God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. And it is only a matter of time before we get to welcome them back to life.
    ~ Damion   Quitman, GA
  • Friday, April 20, 2018
    We are very sorry to hear of James' death. May the reminder that the Creator of life is certainly able to restore life to James, who is sleeping in death, give you hope for a bright future. By means of Jesus' death, God has given all who have died the opportunity to gain everlasting life endowed with perfect health. (John 3:16; Isaiah 33:24) Treasure this promise!
    ~ The Pratt Family   Miami, FL