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Tennessee Osborne Barnes, age 83, of Swords Creek, VA passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born December 8, 1934.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Benny Barnes; her parents, Esaw and Osie Osborne; two brothers, John Henry and Dewey Osborne; two sisters, Earnestine Ward and Pansy Osborne; three sons, Leslie Emory Barnes, Randy Barnes, and James Barnes; two step-daughters, Stella Casey and Georgia Harris; one step-granddaughter, Kim Casey; two step-grandsons, Zachary Casey and Damen Casey.

Mrs. Barnes is survived by two sons, George William Barnes and wife Barbara of Baptist Valley, VA, Arthur Barnes of Swords Creek, VA; two daughters, Brenda Royal of Swords Creek, VA, Treace Ball (T.T.) and husband Emory, whom was like a son to her, of Swords Creek, VA; one step-son, Leslie Dalton Barnes; one sister, Elvie Casey of Swords Creek, VA; three grandsons, Benny Royal of Richlands, VA, Billy Royal, whom she called her boy, and wife Jennifer of Doran, VA, and Josh Barnes of Big Rock, VA; three granddaughters, Jennifer Compton and husband B.J. of Richlands, VA, Sherry L. Barnes of Richlands, VA, and Samantha (Sammy) Barnes of Big Rock, VA; five great-grandsons, Austin Royal and wife Kara, Corey Royal, whom she helped raise and was very dear to her heart, Hunter Royal, Ethan Royal, Jeffrey Compton; great-granddaughter, Hope Belcher and husband Robert; eight great-great grandchildren, six step-grandsons, one step granddaughter; special friends, Stevie Carty who called her momma, Stella Mae Ball, Dollie Ball, Shade Ball, bestest friend, Barbara Hess; a special niece, Glory Smith, and a host of friends.

A special thanks to all the nurses of Legacy Hospice and Richlands Home Care.

The family will receive friends from 6- 9 pm Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff, VA. Funeral Services will be conducted at 1 pm Thursday, March 15 at Singleton Funeral Service with Bro. Elmer Lee Burke and Bro. W.L. Franklin officiating. Burial will follow in Osborne Mountain Cemetery in Buchanan County, VA. Pallbearers will be Billy Royal, Austin Royal, B.J. Compton, Jeffrey Compton, Stevie Carty, Robert Belcher, Emory Ball, Michael Carty (Bugs), and Corey Royal.

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Singleton Funeral and Cremation Service

1116 Cedar Valley Drive
Cedar Bluff, VA 24609





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1116 Cedar Valley Drive
Cedar Bluff, VA 24609

Cemetery Details


Osborne Mountain Cemetery

Osborne Mountain
Shorts Gap
Raven, VA 24639


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