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.