Robert Archie Barnes, 78, Laurel

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Robert Archie Barnes, 78, of Laurel died March 31, 2011, at the Cherry Lane Nursing Home, Laurel.

Born Sept. 7, 1932, in La Plata, he was the son of the late Charles Henry Barnes Sr. and the late Janie Elizabeth Ford.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Adelaide Barnes and Ann Willette Barnes Perkins; brothers, Wallace Eugene Barnes and Charles Henry Barnes Jr.; and nephews, Lloyd Bernard Riley and Derric Charles Barnes Jr.

He is survived by his nieces, Elizabeth "Liz" Edelen of Laurel and Faith Amanda Barnes of Petersburg, Va.; nephews, Charles Elroy Adams of Baltimore, William Isaac and James Ronald Riley, both of Waldorf and Steven Tyrone Barnes of Petersburg; sister-in-law, Maggie Lee Wilkerson Barnes of Petersburg; and many other relatives.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until time of service at noon April 6 at Thornton Funeral Home, Pomonkey. Burial will take place at St. Matthew's Methodist Church Cemetery, Newtown.