OBITUARY: Billie Louise Barnes


Billie Louise Barnes, age 77, of Pleasant View, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2024, at her home.

Mrs. Barnes was born on December 26, 1946, in Nashville, Tennessee, to the late Bruce & Mildred Downs Patton.

She was a homemaker and worked as an accounts receivable clerk in the finance business. She also worked for Greylines Tours, Opryland, and as the Ashland City Methodist Church Secretary. She loved to fish, travel, and spoil her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Patton.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Ernest Barnes, Jr.; son, Jeffrey (Angela) Barnes; daughter, Dana (Dylan) Mills; brother, Larry (Sherrie) Patton; sisters, Judy (Ron) Guenther, Sherrie (partner, Mike) Halpin, Lisa (Steve) Cantrell, Diane (James) Pennington, Kathy (Jeff) Lyle, and Kim (Bobby) Bush; grandchildren, Paige (Stephen) Adams, Hunter Barnes, Ashley (Douglas) Briley, Sara (Coleman) Brumley, Noah Sutton, Chloe Sutton, and Joshua Mills; and 5 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1:00 PM on Friday, July 12th, with Rev. Jesse Fleck officiating. Burial will follow at 2:45 PM in Spring Hill Cemetery in Madison with Hunter Barnes, Noah Sutton, Douglas Briley, Stephen Adams, Coleman Brumley, and Marty Patton serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 11:00 AM until the hour of service at 1:00 PM.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 4009 Hillsboro Pike, Ste. 209, Nashville, Tennessee 37215

AUSTIN & BELL FUNERAL HOME in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146 (615) 746-4433


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