Lona Rea Hocutt Barnes
November 10, 1932 – July 20, 2018
ARCHER LODGE – Lona Rea Hocutt Barnes, 85, went home to be with the Lord on Friday morning. She was born in Selma to the late Paul & Pluma Wilder Hocutt. Her faith in God came first. Her beloved family was her life, and she loved her church family. She enjoyed tobacco farming, being a homemaker, and working with her husband at their C. E. Barnes Store. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, C. E. Barnes, & son, J. O. Barnes.
She is survived by her children, Paul Barnes (Nancy) of Wendell, Beth Barnes Ziegler (Roy) of Archer Lodge/Hilton Head SC, Tricia Byrd of Archer Lodge, sister, Mary Lou Price of Archer Lodge, 9 grandchildren & 11 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to White Oak Caregivers, Hospice of Johnston County, Visiting Angels, or the Bereavement Committee at White Oak Baptist Church.
Funeral service 2 pm, Monday, White Oak Baptist Church with visitation from 12:30 – 2 pm, in the sanctuary prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Oour thoughts and prayers are with you.
I am so very sorry to hear of Miss Lona Rea’s passing. She was a nice nice lady and my mother, Erdene Corbett Narron, enjoyed seeing and talking to her at the Hocutt reunions when we were able to attend. Much sympathy to you all..
Paul and Nancy – we were fortunate to spend a few hours with your mother at the store a few years ago. She was a lovely woman and mother. Be confident in God’s grace for her and all of us. Prayers have been sent.
Paul: my thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
Please accept my condolences on your Mom’s passing. Although I didn’t know her, from your stories she sounded like a real Go-Getter! A force to be reckond with! She will live a long life in the memories of all her loved ones.
Paul Barnes and family: I am very saddened to hear of your recent loss. Wishing well of you and your family in this time of loss.
I will always be grateful for her words of support and encouragement. She was my SS teacher and boss in the tobacco barn. I was only a kid when she told me that I would be going into the ministry. She was right. So blessed to have known her.