Funeral Services for Mrs. Orvie Ruth Little Barnes, age 91, of Allons will be conducted 2 p.m., Sunday, February 2, 2020 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Rev. Damon Corley will officiate. Burial to follow in the Miller Cemetery. The family will welcome friends on Saturday evening from 5 until 9 p.m., then on Sunday from 12 noon until time of services.
Mrs. Barnes passed from this life on Thursday evening, January 30, 2020 from the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving daughters. Born in her parents home, in Allons on July 3, 1928 to the late Verdie G. & Nettie Langford Little. Orvie was a 1947 graduate of Livingston Academy and a member of the Fredonia Methodist Church. Orvie had a wonderful childhood and loving sister who lived close by, her whole life. She loved and played basketball in school. She married the love of her life, Mr. J. Bruce Barnes, and started her family. Orvie enjoyed gardening, canning and working outside on her family's farm, from working in hay to milking cows. She was always the first up early of a morning, getting breakfast started and getting everyone ready for their day of work. Orvie loved growing hybrid irises and won many competitions with them. She made all of her girls' clothes and enjoyed watching them play basketball in school and cherished going to all of their games. Her girls were her joy, helping them as children and as adults in any way she could. Orvie also enjoyed traveling all over going to antique malls with her girls, planning each trip and always bringing her picnic basket full of goodies. She also made wonderful works of art with her needle and thread.
Mrs. Orvie Ruth, leaves behind her loving daughters, Brenda Copeland & husband Jerry of Lebanon, TN, and Carol Ann Wells & husband Gary of Crossville, TN; granddaughter, Leslee Stewart & husband Justin of Nicholasville, KY; great-granddaughter, Gwendolyn Stewart of Nicholasville, KY; sister, Sadie Maynord of Livingston, TN; and sister-in-law, Alva Dean McDonald of Livingston, TN.
In addition to her parents, Orvie was preceded in death by her loving husband of 67 years, J. Bruce Barnes, her triplet grandsons, Jeremy Bruce Wells, Chad Henry Wells, and Scott Eugene Wells; and granddaughter, Sara Ann Wells.
Pallbearers to serve are Danny Maynord, Dwain Maynord, David Peterman, Nicky Franklin, Justin Stewart, Jerry Copeland, and Willard Gore.
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Brenda: I was sorry to hear about
Your mom. Thinking of you during this sad time. Carolyn O’Brien
Brenda, I just heard last night from James Ladd that your Mom passed away. I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you. I can remember so many times at work when you spoke of your parents and their dog, Jack. I know just from talking with you how much you loved and cared for both of them. You have many precious memories to hold on your heart.
My Mom is going on 97 and is doing well.
Give my best to Jerry.
Brenda and Carol, I'm sorry to learn of the passing of your precious mother. You were fortunate to have shared so many memories and spent so much time with her. Take comfort in knowing she loved you so much. God bless you and your families.
I am sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of going to her and Bruce's to take pictures of her beautiful irises and the birds that overlooked her flower bed. Condolences to all the family from the Charles and Mary Barnes family.
Brenda I was saddened deeply by the passing of your beautiful mother Orvie. Be thankful that you were able to be with her when she went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ. God Bless your wonderful family and my prayers are with you and Jerry tonight.....God Bless You
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