The family of Carolyn Barnes will celebrate her life of 76 years at 10:00 AM on Thursday, September 8, 2022, at Southcrest Baptist Church. Her family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, September 07, 2022, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers.
She passed on Monday, September 5, 2022. We invite you to view the live-streamed service on this page and sign her virtual guestbook.
On January 30, 1946, Carolyn was born to Monroe and Rosie Waller in Grannis, AR. Survivors include her husband, Terry Barnes; children, David Jordan and spouse Christy of Dawsonville, GA, stepdaughter Angie Hefner of Dallas, TX, stepson Jody Barnes and fiancé Brooke Brockman, and their children Braden Gonzales, Brandon Brockman, and Peyton Barnes of Lubbock, and stepson Brad Barnes of Lubbock; siblings Ruth Jones of Stafford, KS, Rachel Allenbaugh of Garden City, KS, and Laverne Hoofnagle of Flippin, AR.
She was preceded in death by former spouse Milton Hefner of Lubbock, siblings Thomas Waller of Grannis, AR, Tressie Williams of Little Rock, AR, Lucille Brown of Sherman, TX, Lois Williams of Little Rock, AR, and Leona Webb of Farmington, NM.
She graduated from Gillham High School in Gillham, AR in 1963. She gave birth to her son, David, in 1966 in Jacksonville, AR. They lived in several places across the United States in the following years, including Tacoma, Washington, Panama City, Florida, Anchorage, Alaska, and Big Spring, TX. They settled in Lubbock in 1977.
Carolyn worked for many years in the accounting department of the United Supermarkets home office in Lubbock and was a strong supporter of the company. She was a faithful member of Southcrest Baptist Church for many years and considered her participation in the ministries of this congregation as one of the great joys of her life. She had a tremendous love of animals and had several beloved dogs in her life, especially Pudge, George, and Gracie. She enjoyed travel, especially to visit her sisters and extended family. She was a dedicated advocate and supporter of breast cancer research, especially the Susan G. Komen Foundation, often participating in fundraisers for the cause.
The family of Carolyn Barnes has designated the Susan G. Komen Foundation or Humane Society of West Texas for memorial contributions donated in her memory.