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Norment Arthur Barnes Jr., 78
Norment Arthur Barnes Jr. died February 13 at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville.
McMinnville resident and Waycross, Ga., native Norment Arthur Barnes Jr., 78, was born March 17, 1938 and died Feb. 13 at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville following a sudden illness.A retired owner of Norment Barnes State Farm Insurance, he served with the United States Coast Guard Geodetic Survey, and was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. He was the son of the late Norment Arthur and Margaret Estelle Lea Barnes, Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by granddaughter Kayla Crothers; and brother-in-law Bert James.He was married Jan. 26, 1963 to Paula Short Barnes of McMinnville. In addition to his wife, he is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Norm and Julie Barnes III of Atlanta, Ga.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Holly and Jonathan Jordan of Nashville, and Melany and Michael Crothers of McMinnville; six grandchildren, Lauren Crothers, Trey Crothers, Reagan Jordan, Eli Jordan, Margaret Jordan and Jenna Barnes; brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Janice Barnes of Waycross, Ga.; two sisters and brother-in-law, June James of Waycross, Ga., and Susan and Mack Strickland of Waycross, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.Mr. Barnes was an active leader of the Boy Scouts of America, where he was a recipient of the BSA Long Rifle Award.