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Funeral services for Clyde Barnes Jr., 81, of Cairo, Georgia, are at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, July 15, 2017, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, Georgia. Elder James R. Smith, Elder Walter Todd and Elder Jason Sellars will officiate. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, Georgia. Active pallbearers will be Christpher Harry, Jr. Hawthorne, Dr. David Saint, Sam Kines, Jeff Godwin, PaPa D. DeLaney and Ken Harper. Honorary pallbearers will be Mizpah Primitive Baptist Church Deacons. Mr. Barnes passed away at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, Georgia, on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Mr. Barnes was born on September 23, 1935, in Thomasville, Georgia, to the late Clyde Barnes Sr. and Inez Myrick Barnes. On September 4, 1955, he married Margie Sellars Barnes, who survives. He served his country in the National Guard. He was the owner of the Downtowner Restaurant in Cairo. He also retired from Publix Super Markets Inc. Clyde's favorite hobbies were working in his yard, going fishing, cooking and spending time with his loving wife and family. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Margie Sellars Barnes of Cairo, Georgia; daughters, Hazel Hester (Max) of Thomasville, Georgia, Linda Martin (Tommy) of Ellijay, Georgia, Dyna Wilson of Thomasville, Georgia, Inez Attardi (John) of Bradenton, Florida; grandchildren, Shad Martin (Donna) of Americus, Georgia, Misty Harry of Madison, Florida, Tyler Wilson of Thomasville, Georgia, April Hester of Tifton, Georgia, Dana Alderman (Kevin) of Moultrie, Georgia, T.K. Martin (Karen) of Ellijay, Georgia, Tristen Attardi of Bradenton, Florida, Pamala Sewell (Scrapper) of Ellijay, Georgia, Marina Attardi of Bradenton, Florida, Brittany Brinkley of Thomasville, Georgia; and great-grandchildren, Christpher Harry of Thomasville, Georgia, McKenzie Hyde of Ellijay, Georgia, Mason Brinkley of Thomasville, Georgia; and nephew, Brad Barnes (Valerie) of Cairo, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ann Arron; and a brother, Jerry Barnes. Memorials may be made in Mr. Barnes' memory to: Mizpah Primitive Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o A. S. Godwin, 1204 Mizpah Road, Whigham, GA 39897. The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Friday, July 14, 2017, from 6 until 8 p.m. Guests may sign the online register at www.clarkfuneral.com.
Published on July 13, 2017
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