Elmarie Barnes, age 87, of Franklin, Tennessee, passed away November 14, 2018.
She was born September 9, 1931, in Leachville, Arkansas, to the late James T. and Rosa Lee Sims Merritt. She is preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Barnes and
numerous brothers and sisters. Elmarie was a devoted mother, grandmother and friend. Her two most cherished roles were being a mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her children, Bruce (Pam) Bateman of Franklin, Tennessee and Sherry (David) Hernandez of St. George, Utah; step-son Rocky Barnes of Memphis, Tennessee; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held 1 p.m. on Monday, November 19, 2018, at Graceland Community Church, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Graceland Community Cemetery. Pastor Ralph Duncan and Pastor Nathan Kollar will officiate. Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers. Memorials may be made to Graceland Community Church.
WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 615-794-2289. www.williamsonmemorial.com