Retha Mitchell Barnes

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