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James Randell Barnes

September 3, 1967 — July 8, 2023

McCaysville, GA


James Randell Barnes, age 55, of McCaysville, GA, passed away Saturday, July 8, 2023, in Chattanooga, TN. James was born September 3, 1967, in Copperhill, TN to the late Charles Edward Barnes and Joan Barnes. 

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Brenda Sue Barnes; mother, Joan Rachel Barnes; son, Josh (Rebecca Worley) Barnes; daughter, Tammy (Hamoudeh Abujaber) Collis; daughter, Tonyette Suits; sister, Angela (Richard) Deaver; brother, John Barnes; grandchildren, Austin Collis, Grant Collis; great-grandchildren, Olivia Collis, Haegen Collis, Allison Collis.

Graveside Service, on Thursday July 13, 2023 at 1:00 PM at Mountain View Baptist Church Cemetery, McCaysville, GA. with Rev. Grant Collis officiating. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers, Richard Deaver, Mike Thomas, Robbie Locke, Austin Collis, Matt Callihan, Ronnie Pulliam. 

In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to the funeral home to offset the cost of final expenses.

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Service Schedule

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Graveside Service

Thursday, July 13, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mountainview Baptist Church Cemetery

Mountainview Road, McCaysville, GA 30555

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