|Birth: ||Oct. 31, 1850|
|Death: ||Oct. 16, 1925|
Newspaper obituary from The De Queen Bee, Friday, Oct. 30, 1925:
PASSING OF PIONEER
THOMAS H. BARNES Died Friday, October 16th at His Home Near Gillham, Ark.
Thomas H. Barnes died Friday evening, October 16th, at his home eight miles east of Gillham, Ark., where he had lived for the past fifty Years.
"Uncle Hose" as he was commonly known was 76 years old. He was a man of unusual strength and hardihood, never having been sick before.
He had only been ill three or four days when he died very suddenly and without a struggle, caused by heart failure.
Fifty years where "Uncle Hose" lived and died was known far and near as a huntsman's paradise. In his younger days "Uncle Hose" was an expert marksman and a champion hunter. He knew the habits, nature and secrets of every wild animal that roamed the primeval forest. But few men, if any, ever had the pleasure of killing more deer, panther, wolves and wild game of all kinds than did "Uncle Hose."
It is said that "Uncle Hose" bore the distinction of never having given a mortgage or contracted a debt of any consequence. Early in life he adopted the policy "do without what you cannot pay for." This rule was kept inviolable and each of his children was taught to respect and observe the rule.
In 1920 he donated two acres of land out of his 60-acre farm for a Methodist church house to be built, about two hundred yards from his residence. He was instrumental in building the church house and organizing a Methodist church on this plat of land. The church was christened Barnesdale in recognition of the services that "Uncle Hose" had rendered in establishing it.
From the time this church was established to the day of his death, he gave this little church his unrelenting services and best efforts. At the time of his death, he was steward of the little church on the hill. He was a devoted Christian and kind and loving father and for the past five years he had put his whole soul into church work.
He died as he had lived, a clean and honorable life, without spot or blemish, after 76 years of service.
"Uncle Hose" left surviving him his wife, Lois Barnes, to whom he had been married 55 years, and seven children, namely: Judge T. J. Barnes and Mrs. Laura Axton, of Idabel; Mrs. Dora Laster, Eagletown; Mrs. Les Crenshaw, Jadie; Joe Barnes and Mrs. Ettie Self of Gillham, Ark., and Mrs. Anna Hazelwood of Texarkana, Arkansas.
Mr. Thomas Barnes and Miss "Louisa Flanigan" were pronounced husband and wife by the minister of the Missionary Baptist Church in Lockesburg on August 17, 1871, in Sevier County, Arkansas.
Thomas Barnes (1827 - 1888)
Elizabeth Ann Nall Barnes (1828 - ____)
Lois Virginia Flanigan Barnes (1856 - 1926)
Thomas Jefferson Barnes (1874 - 1950)*
Eldora Barnes Laster (1876 - 1961)*
Joe Barnes (1877 - 1956)*
Laura Elizabeth Barnes Axton (1881 - 1969)*
Mary Lee Barnes Crenshaw (1882 - 1964)*
Oretha Barnes (1883 - 1885)*
Othula Barnes (1887 - 1888)*
Etta Bell Barnes Self (1892 - 1956)*
Anna May Barnes Haselwood (1896 - 1998)*
John T Barnes (1849 - 1892)*
Thomas Hosea Barnes (1850 - 1925)
James Abney Barnes (1852 - 1931)*
Joseph Columbus Barnes (1857 - 1926)*
Adolphus T Barnes (1860 - ____)*
FATHER | MOTHER
HOSEA | LOIS
------ | ----
1849-1925 | 1850-1926
THY WILL BE DONE
Note: Shares double monument with wife Lois
New Hope Cemetery
Maintained by: Dorsey Barnes Drane
Originally Created by: Ruth West Murray
Record added: Feb 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48163397