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Celebrating the life of
John Avery Barnes
October 04, 1933 - October 26, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • No Local Service

We loved John ---his magnanimous personality,his dedication to his wife and children,his gracious style and his wonderful friendship....he will be greatly missed by all..Heaven has just been granted a true treasure !!

THE WALTON'S, Savannah, GA

I'm so sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in the scripture found at Hosea 13:14. There God promises to resurrect our loved ones who pass away. It is comforting because we all have been touched by this painful enemy at some point and it gives us hope for the future. For more information, please visit jw.org.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

Lois & Family: May memories of your happy times, laughter and love bring you comfort in the days ahead. Love, Ginger and Bud

Ginger & Bud Heussler, Savannah, GA

Joanne and I wish to express our deepest regards. It has always been an honor to share grandparenting with John and his beloved Lois. The twins both seem to carry characteristics of their parents and the parents characteristics of us four. May God smile on your family as you struggle through this sad day. With love Joanne and Paul

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We wish we were there to give Lois a hug and let you know how much we love you and lived John and his love of life. May God bless you and your children. Love, Carol and Alec

Alec and Carol McClelland, Chevy Chase,, MD

I'm sorry for the loss of your loved one. The scripture at John 5:28,29 is a comforting reminder that in the future God has promised to ressurrect our loved ones. I hope this gives you a measure of peace.

C Kelly, Savannah, Ga

My condolencesto the Avery Family on your loss. Please find confort in Jesus Christ promise at John 5:28 and visit www.jw.org

Henry, , GA

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

John Avery Barnes, born October 4 1933, died at his home on Skidaway Island on October 26, 2017. Mr. Barnes was the son of Dorothy Roberts and Kenneth Avery Barnes. He was predeceased by his sister The Reverend Jane Barnes Becker and his infant son, Eric John.

Mr. Barnes graduated from Garden City High School in New York, where he played basketball and pitched a no-hitter, and where his famously sunny demeanor would win him the nickname "Smiley" and earn him the nomination for "cutest" in his class. After attending Trinity College and Adelphi University, he served 2 years in the US Army stationed at the Pentagon. Subsequently he found his calling in sales at the nation's largest textile firm, Cannon Mills, in a career there spanning 36 years and culminating as Vice President and national sales manager for Pillowtex.

Mr. Barnes married the love of his life, Lois Ann Mauser, in 1959, and after 10 adventurous years of being stationed in Atlanta and New Orleans, they returned to make their home in Garden City.  There they would raise their three loving children William Avery, Avery Ann Costigan, and Kenneth John, who survive him along with 9 grandchildren. John was a man of grace and good humor, an easy temperament, and a penchant for a good comedy prop. He had an uncommon ability to put you at ease, and bring a smile to all those in his presence. He will be missed dearly.

At Mr. Barnes request, there will not be a service.

 

 

 

 

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We loved John ---his magnanimous personality,his dedication to his wife and children,his gracious style and his wonderful friendship....he will be greatly missed by all..Heaven has just been granted a true treasure !!

THE WALTON'S, Savannah, GA

I'm so sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in the scripture found at Hosea 13:14. There God promises to resurrect our loved ones who pass away. It is comforting because we all have been touched by this painful enemy at some point and it gives us hope for the future. For more information, please visit jw.org.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

Lois & Family: May memories of your happy times, laughter and love bring you comfort in the days ahead. Love, Ginger and Bud

Ginger & Bud Heussler, Savannah, GA

Joanne and I wish to express our deepest regards. It has always been an honor to share grandparenting with John and his beloved Lois. The twins both seem to carry characteristics of their parents and the parents characteristics of us four. May God smile on your family as you struggle through this sad day. With love Joanne and Paul

, ,

We wish we were there to give Lois a hug and let you know how much we love you and lived John and his love of life. May God bless you and your children. Love, Carol and Alec

Alec and Carol McClelland, Chevy Chase,, MD

I'm sorry for the loss of your loved one. The scripture at John 5:28,29 is a comforting reminder that in the future God has promised to ressurrect our loved ones. I hope this gives you a measure of peace.

C Kelly, Savannah, Ga

My condolencesto the Avery Family on your loss. Please find confort in Jesus Christ promise at John 5:28 and visit www.jw.org

Henry, , GA

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA


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