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Mildred Rogers Barnes

Mildred Rogers Barnes was born in Lawrence County on November 2, 1920. Her parents were Tom and Mae Rogers. On the morning of November 26, while surrounded by her family, she was welcomed into heaven by her husband, Albert Virgil Barnes; her son, Sammy Virgil Barnes; her sisters, Ruby Lee Evans and Hilda Mae Ford; and her brother, Jack Rogers.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Ladner; her grandchildren, Bo Barnes, Patty King, Wade Barnes, Lee Summers, Jason Barnes, Melissa Summers and Benjamin Summers; great-grandchildren Rebecca Hendrix, Joseph Summers, Gavin Daughdrill, Zachary Summers, Dillan Barnes, Layke Daughdrill, Garrett Barnes, Dawson Barnes and Cannon Barnes; and her great-great grandchildren Braxton Myers, Bentley Myers, Bryson Barnes, Bella Ramsey Hendrix and Carsie Barnes.
Known to hundreds as Little Granny or simply Granny, her life centered around her faith, her family, her flowers and her friends. She possessed a drive and ambition for life that influenced many, always giving 100%, 100% of the time.
She left an impact on her church that will be felt for generations to come. Her blood, sweat and tears literally helped to build the church from its foundation to its steeple. She served on multiple committees, but her passion was the building and grounds, making certain that our God’s earthly home was fit for a king, always insisting that the Lord’s House be the best looking house in the community.
This translated to her own home, never leaving dirty dishes in the sink overnight. “I want my house in order when the Lord comes back,” she would say. Neat as a pin, outside and in. Her flower beds were legendary. She could grow anything and everything, and took great pride in being able to share what she had with others. She had a talent for decorating and crafts. Purses that she made from furniture remnants sold in boutique shops as far away as Chicago.
Her extreme dedication to her family will certainly leave a void. But we will take all of her strengths with us as we continue to celebrate her life that was fully lived.
The family would like to thank all those who have sent words and gestures of condolence. We would also like to thank the members of Oak Vale Baptist Church for their wonderful hospitality.

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