James Elbert Barnes

June 29, 1928 ~ May 16, 2019 (age 90)

James E. Barnes, age 90, of Jonesborough passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019 following a lengthy illness in Cocoa, Florida at the home of his daughter. He was a native of Greene County and was a son of the late Roy and Martha Swiney Barnes. Mr. Barnes faithfully attended Rich Acres Freewill Baptist Church before moving to Florida for health reasons. He truly loved his church family. Mr. Barnes was a retired mechanic with the City of Johnson City. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Cora Rebecca Jones Barnes in 2012; a brother, Monroe Barnes and two sisters, Ethel Murray and Helen Jackson.

Survivors include his two daughters, Trena Taylor and husband, Douglas of Cocoa, Florida and Joan Coffey and husband, Larry of Irmo, South Carolina; four grandchildren, Angela Colvin and husband, Kenn, Melissa Dillow and husband, Troy, Heather Hiegi and husband, Eric and Daniel Coffey and wife, Lauren; great-grandchildren, Taylor Harkleroad and wife, Megan, Travis, Hunter and Lila Hiegi; great-great-grandchild, Aeson Harkleroad; also several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in the Rheatown Cemetery, Greene County with Rev. Kenneth Grindstaff officiating. For those attending this service you are ask to meet at the cemetery. There will be no formal visitation.

The family extends a special thank you to Guy Robins and all the Doctors, Nurses and Staff at Blue Ridge Family Medicine, Johnson City and to the wonderful nurses, staff and everyone at Hospice of St. Francis, Titusville, FL and especially Nurse Michelle.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rich Acres Freewill Baptist Church, Senior Ministry, 1245 King Springs Road, Johnson City, TN 37601 or to Hospice of St. Francis Foundation, 1250-B Grumman Place, Titusville, FL 32780.

Condolences may be made online at Arrangements by Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 108 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City. 423-928-2245

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