Mavis Irene Worbington Barnes, 83, of the Green Hill community, passed away on March 27, 2020, at the Belle View Nursing Home in Monticello.
She was born on December 28, 1936, in Drew County to the late Rev. Joe and Alpha Cruce Worbington.
She was a retired telephone operator with Burlington Industries for 35 years,a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She was a member of Second Baptist Church for over 60 years where she was the organist for 45 years, and a member of the choir.
Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by the love of her life and husband of 60 years, William (Bill) Barnes; a son, Joe Ed Barnes; a daughter-in-law, Niki Barnes; and a sister, Judy Marcrum.
Survivors include a daughter, Karen Barnes of Springdale; a son, Richard Barnes (Kim) of Monticello; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Barnes of Monticello; a sister, Genella Henry of Monticello; a brother, Rev. Kenny Worbington (Kay) of Monticello; a grandson, Josh Barnes of Monticello; two granddaughters, Jade Beer (Jason) of El Dorado and Jessica Storm (John) of Monroe, Louisiana; six great grandchildren, Simon, Sydney, John Michael, Charlee, Macee and Lilah; along with many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
A private family graveside service and burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Drew County on Sunday, March 29, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Joe Chambers officiating.
Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church, 1032 Old Warren Road, Monticello, AR 71655 or the Green Hill Cemetery Fund, c/o Travis Stephenson, 204 Green Hill Road, Wilmar, AR 71675.