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Rev Faircloth "Bishop F.C." Barnes
Birth: Jun. 24, 1929
Nash County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 11, 2011
Greenville
Pitt County
North Carolina, USA

Gospel Singer, Minister. He started singing at age 14 and continued until age 82. Red Budd Holy Church was his base and the world was his stage to spread the gospel message in songs. From coast to coast the song most requested of Barnes still gets a great deal of airtime. "Rough Side Of The Mountain" was just one of many songs he recorded. However, this duet with Rev. Janice Brown sold over 500,000 copies. Bishop Barnes And Company released their latest album in 2010 titled "The Old Time Way", receiving a Stellar Award nomination. He also received a Dove Award nomination as well in recent years. He remained with his orginial recording company Atlanta International Records which is a subsidary of The Malaco Music Group. He was favored with the popularity of the likes of Rev. James Cleveland, Rev. C.L. Franklin and Thomas Dorsey. As he performed sold out concert halls in major cities and small towns. In 2005 he was inducted into The International Gospel Music Hall Of Fame In Detroit, Michigan and the American Gospel Quartet Convention Hall Of Fame in Birmingham, Alabama. His music is heard through out the country and can be found in music stores and on-line as he remains a popular artist. He was founder and pastor of Red Budd Holy Church for over 50 years and also lead St Paul Holy Church in Maple Hill, North Carolina. His son legendary gospel artist and producer Luther Barnes along with Shirley Caesar and over 4,000 gospel faithfuls joined in a farewell celebration July 16, 2011 at his church in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Willie Mae Barnes (1928 - 1997)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Gardens of Gethsemane
Edgecombe County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Tyler Harris
Record added: Sep 16, 2011
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