Lewis Franklin Barnes Obituary

This is the first instance I have seen of ‘Flower Girls’ at a funeral – have any of you heard of this?

Bracken County Kentucky Obituaries

Death has claimed “Lou” Barnes, founder of the well-known Barnes store now operated by his son.

Lewis Franklin Barnes was born in Brown County, Ohio, February 27, 1855, and died June 1, 1934, at his home in Neave, aged 79 years, 3 months and 4 days.

About the age of 12 he and his parents moved to Foster, Kentucky, where he grew to manhood.

He was united in marriage to Margaret Katherine Utter on February 25, 1877.  To this union six children were born, Elza, Ora, Frankie, Dempsey, Earl and Naomi Barnes.  Of the six three survive.  he leaves to mourn his loss a loving wife, three sons, Elza, Dempsey and Earl Barnes, three daughters-in-law and seven grandchildren, namely, Earsel, Mildred, Donald, Helen, Yuelta, Leland and Vivian Barnes, besides a host of relatives and friends.

Deceased united with the Methodist church about 1887.

He was a kind and loving husband and father and a sincere friend to all.

Louis F. Barnes died June 1, at the residence near Neave.  Funeral services were held from the residence June 3.  Burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery, conducted by Rev. H. B. Moore.

Thomas and Parramore, Falmouth Funeral Directors, completed arrangements.

Pall bearers were Ethen Clark, Mr. Wagoner, Mr. Casey, Mr. Cummins, Arthur Browning and Orville McDowell.

Flower Girls were Mildred Cummins, Fay Cushman, Bertha Wagoner, Louise Martin, Mildred Utter, Kitty Jane Wallace, Edna Lou Mattox, Elizabeth Holton.

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