Pauline Gardner Barnes

Pauline Gardner Barnes

May 3, 1928 – August 23, 2021

WENDELL – Pauline Gardner Barnes, 93, passed away on Monday, August 23rd, 2021. She was born in Wilson County to the late Moses Franklin & Nancy Bethany Scott Gardner. She dedicated her life to her family and her home. She was a talented seamstress and had a love for word searches that she would always circle with a red pen. She will be remembered as spunky and feisty. She was determined, had a big heart, and had so much love for her family. Married November of 1947, she is predeceased by her beloved husband of 74 years, Joseph “J.E.” Edwin Barnes, and her oldest son, Joseph (Joe) Edwin Barnes, Jr. Pauline was the last living of 8 children.

She is survived by her son, Thomas Lee Barnes (Martha), daughter, Edna Alford, grandchildren, Travis Barnes (Kim), John Barnes (Keri), Joy Evans, Hope Alford, Stephanie Joyner (Alan), Kim Christenberry (Michael), J.S Griffin (Rose), great-grandchildren, Tyler, Taylor, Krystin, Andy, Joseph, Austin, and great-great granddaughter, Abby.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are asked to be made to White Oak Baptist Church Caregivers or to Archer Lodge Fire Department.

Graveside service will be held at 10 am, Saturday, August 28th, White Oak Baptist Church Cemetery.


  • Rebecca Driver Posted August 27, 2021 12:22 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Love, Don and Becky Driver

  • Dennis and Phyllis Winstead Posted August 27, 2021 8:57 pm

    We are thinking aboutvyour family and lifting you in prayer. I will always treasure our last conversation a few weeks ago. We will definitely miss you Aunt Pauline.

  • Melonie Wood Posted September 9, 2021 9:47 am

    I am so sorry to hear of your Mama’s passing. She was always so kind to me and Edna, you have that same trait. I will always remember her smile and laugh. I have been praying for the family and also the caregivers. I know what that is like and it takes a while to fill the void that is left. Mrs Pauline was loved and will be missed by so many. Lots of love and prayers to you all.

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