Originally created 10/15/00

Mr. Ben Barnes Jr.



NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Ben W. Barnes Jr., 64, of Arrowhead Lake Road, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at his residence.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Sweetwater Baptist Church with Dr. Eleazer Benehaley officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Barnes, a native of Augusta, had retired as owner of Barnes Used Cars and was former president of Meriwether Parent-Teacher Association and treasurer of County Line Fire Department. He was a coach of Belvedere Little League basketball and football and a member of Sweetwater Baptist Church, where he was former chairman of deacons, a member of the finance committee, the choir, Sunday school superintendent, Junior Sunday School Department leader and coach of men's and girl's basketball and softball teams.

Survivors include two sons, Curt D. Barnes and Wade L. Barnes, both of North Augusta; a daughter, Teresa Chinery, Kansas City, Kan.; a brother, Bob Barnes, Swansboro, N.C.; and 10 grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of Bob Canuette Sunday School Class of Sweetwater Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Sweetwater Baptist Church Building Fund, 198 Sweetwater Road, North Augusta, SC 29841.

Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Augusta Chronicle Oct. 15, 2000