Clell Dewayne Barnes
Clell Dewayne Barnes, 84, Frankton, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at Community Hospital of Anderson following an extended illness. Clell was born Dec. 23, 1934, in Lilbourn, Missouri, to Elijah and Ethel (Sandlin) Barnes. He graduated from Anderson High School in 1952. Clell served his country in the U.S. Navy, from 1954-1958, serving on the USS Boston CAG-I, which was a guided missile cruiser. On Oct. 25, 1964, he married the love of his life, Carol (Hires) Barnes.
Clell retired in 1991, from General Motors Delco Remy after 38.5 years of service. He was a faithful member of Madison Park Church of God, a 50-year member of the Anderson Masonic Fellowship Lodge, 32nd Degree Mason and Scottish Rite.
He enjoyed woodworking, carving, making pictures and playing on the computer. He loved spending time with his family.
Clell is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Carol Barnes; daughter, Pamela Barnes, both of Frankton; sister, Lena Dehority of Indianapolis; a brother, Donald (Linda) Barnes of Anderson; brother-in-law, Thomas Hires of Frankton; and several nieces and nephews.
Clell was preceded in death by his parents, Elijah and Ethel Barnes; brother, Loyd Barnes; and brother-in-law, Joe Dehority.
Cremation will take place with a memorial service for family and friends beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, at Harper & Dunnichay Funeral Home in Frankton with Pastor Tom Malbone officiating.
A gathering time for family and friends will be Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
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Published on September 14, 2019


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Lurlean Gillispie
Sep 16, 2019
My sincere condolences to you, your Mom and family during this sorrowful time. I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. He was such a pleasant guy.
Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers 🙏🏾