Joe Thomas Barnes, 85

Joe Thomas Barnes, 85,  of Clayton, NC , passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017. Funeral services will be 12:00 noon Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Johnston Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Clayton, NC. Burial will be in Johnston Piney Grove Cemetery, Clayton, NC. A visitation will be from 11:30 am to 12:00 noon at the church. 


Left to cherish his memories are Son: Larry Thomas McClamb (Kay), Smithfield, NC; Daughter: Deanier Yarborough, Clayton, NC; Sisters: Ella Barnes Wall, Dalphine Barnes Flowers, and Mattie Marie Barnes Clemmons, all of Clayton, NC, Delores Barnes Friend, Lawnside, NJ, and Pam Perry, Palm Bay, Fla.; Brothers: Uzzlle Barnes and Reverend Gaddis Barnes (Mary Ruth), both of Clayton, NC; Grandchildren: Veronica Troutman (William) and Frederick McClamb (Alicia), both of Clayton, NC, Derrick McClamb (Shere), Benson, NC, Larry Sanger, Buffaloe, NY and Gary Yarborough, Raleigh, NC; 7 Great-Grandchildren, 1 Great- Great Grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.


Receiving Friends at 1774 Barber Mill Road

                                         Clayton, NC 27520



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  • Charlotte and Anthony McSwain (Saturday, April 29 17 02:36 pm EDT)

    We are sorry for your loss. Remember, God will heal all broken hearts.

  • Terry Dunn (Monday, May 01 17 07:09 pm EDT)

    Hi Yevette,

    You and your family are in our prayers.


    Charles & Terry Dunn

  • Eva L. Mitchell (Wednesday, May 03 17 05:23 pm EDT)

    Please know that the Johnston Piney Grove Noonday Prayer and Bible Study is praying with and for you

  • Coach Bobby L. Sanders/Shaw University (Saturday, May 06 17 08:46 am EDT)

    The Greatest BASEBALL PLAYER and teacher of baseball related fundamentals Clayton has ever seen. Taught me how the attack the curve ball merely through conversation.

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