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Leon Barnes, 87
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McMinnville resident and Grundy County native Leon Barnes, 87, was born Aug. 26, 1924 and died March 28 at Woodbury Nursing Center following an extended illness. 
A self-employed practical nurse and member of Smyrna Church of Christ, he was the son of the late Milton and Emma Mayfield Barnes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Martha Barnes, Delma Brown and Magness Walker, and four brothers, Livey Barnes, Lonnie Barnes, Vernon Barnes and Alton Barnes.  He is survived by several nieces and nephews. 
A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Philadelphia Cemetery in Grundy County with Anthony Wanamaker officiating. There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) March 30, 2012