Lloyd Barnes

Published 5:40 pm Thursday, July 28, 2011

Lloyd Barnes, age 85 of Clanton, formerly of Guin, passed on to be with our Lord on Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at his residence.

Born in Woodruff County, Ark., he is the son of the late Houston and Julie Gosa Barnes. After being orphaned and raised by numerous relatives, he joined the Army to fight the Nazis in World War II at the age of 17. A decorated veteran, he lost his right leg fighting in France along the German border, with the Seventh Army, Third Infantry Division, serving with Audie Murphy.

He was a lifelong resident of Guin and most recently Clanton for several years. He had served as mayor of Guin and was retired from Health-Tex, Inc. of Guin after serving more than 30 years as office manager. He was a member of Guin First Baptist Church, where he served as deacon for many years. He was also a lifetime member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans.

He is survived by his wife, Lila Mae McNece Barnes of Clanton; three sons, David (Wanda) Barnes of Sulligent, Phillip (Teresa) Barnes of Guin and Rodney Barnes of Clanton; two daughters, Jenny (Art) Ingman of Brentwood, Tenn. and Wanda (Prentis) Martin of Clanton; two granddaughters, Victoria and Stephanie Ingman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Janie Dunavin; and a grandson, Tim Barnes.

Services will be held Friday, July 29 at 1 p.m. from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens. Chaplain Charlie Nicholson officiating. Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc. of Guin directing.