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Grace Opal Barnfield

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Grace Opal Barnfield, daughter of the late Charlie and Maude Bell Lincoln Carnes, was born in Zalma on Nov. 3, 1914, and died at her home in Puxico on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at the age of 93.

Mrs. Barnfield had lived all her life in Puxico. She had worked on the family farm and as a nurse's aid at the Poplar Bluff Hospital and was a cook at the Puxico Schools for many years. She was a member of the Corinth General Baptist Church near Puxico. She loved to cook and play with her grandchildren.

On Nov. 18, 1932, she was married to Earl Barnfield in Greenville. He preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 1990.

Surviving are five sons, Clyde Barnfield, Troy Barnfield, Alva Barnfield, and Larry Barnfield, all of Puxico, and Bobby Barnfield of Bloomfield; one daughter, Geneva Teeters of Dexter; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ellis Carnes of Mt. Vernon, Ill., and Donald Carnes of Garden Grove, Calif.

She was preceded in death by one son, Earl Edward Barnfield.

Visitation was held after 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Puxico.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2007, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Puxico with Rev. Ray Placher of Puxico officiating and Rev. Bob Bradford of Arbor assisting.

Interment followed in the Puxico Cemetery with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico in charge of arrangements.

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