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Retha Mitchell Barnes, 83, of Hartford,
Ark., died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, in a
Fort Smith hospital. She was a homemaker
and member of the Hartford First Baptist
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday,
Sept. 12, at First Baptist Church of Hartford
with burial at Monroe Cemetery under the
direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood,
Viewing will be Sunday from 1-9 p.m. at the funeral
home, where the family will visit with friends from 2-5
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, A.C.
Barnes; three daughters, Sharon White and husband
Vernon of Greenwood, Saundra Harris and husband Tom
of Hartford and Shirley Callahan and husband Mark of
Hartford; one son, Dale Barnes; and wife, Nancy of
Hartford; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, four
grandchildren, one brother and two sisters.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
To sign an online guest book, please visit www.mcconnellfh.