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Christopher Lynn Barnes, 47
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Christopher Lynn Barnes, 47, a Ft. Mitchell, Ala., resident and Cannon County native, was born July 23, 1971 and passed away April 3 at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital following a two-month illness.

He was a special education teacher in the Muscogee County Georgia School District, member of the Church of Christ and son of Betty Barnes of the Short Mountain community and the late Steve Barnes. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Jessie Barnes; maternal grandparents, James and Evolene Burks; and mother-in-law, Fay Wade.

Mr. Barnes was married Oct. 6, 2009 to Julia Wade Barnes, who survives. In addition to his mother and wife, he is survived by son Peyton Colt Barnes of Alabama; paternal grandmother, Dorothy Barnes of Spencer; father-in-law Jerry Wade of Phenix City, AL; uncle, Jesse Barnes, Jr. of Murfreesboro, special brother Nathan “Buddy” Brazle of the Short Mountain community; brother-in-law and sister-in-law James and Andrea Wade of Phenix City, AL; three nieces, Arissa Wade, Katelyn Martin and Jessica Martin; and cousin, Marion Barnes of Odessa, Texas.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Blues Hill Church of Christ with Kevin Key to officiate. Interment will follow at Blues Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at High’s. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) April 5, 2019