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 Elwin R “Butt” Barnes, Sr

Elwin R “Butt” Barnes, Sr

Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 1 May 2010 (aged 87)
Burlington, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Beech Flats, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 101028774 · View Source
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Soldier with US Army World War II

Elwin "Butt" Barnes Sr., 87, of Canton, Pa., passed away while surrounded by his family on Saturday evening, May 1, 2010 at the Bradford County Manor.

Elwin R. Barnes was born on March 31, 1923, in Langton near Ralston, Pa. He was one of six children of the late Stephen Ardell and Edna J. (Hurlburt) Barnes. "Butt," as he was affectionately known by family and friends, proudly served our country during World War II with the U.S. Army's 103rd Infantry.

He was employed by several area sawmills, including W. Baumunk in Forksville, L. Baumunk in Shunk, Bagley's Pallet Mill in Canton, McCarty/Driscoll in Shunk, House Brothers in Blossburg and Cummings in Ralston. He also worked for the Monahan Coal Mine and Belmar Manufacturing in Canton.

Butt was a man who believed in a good day's work. He was loved by family and friends for his quiet and caring nature. Butt was happiest while being outdoors. He was a knowledgeable woodsman and outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and working in his yard. He also was a handy-man type and liked to tinker on cars and fix lawn mowers.

Surviving are: his six children, Anna Watkins (Gerald Groover) of Canton, Juanita Winder of Williamsport, Linda Perry (Kevin Rhinehart), Robin (Jeff) Campbell, Gary Barnes and Elwin Jr. (Tammy) Barnes, all of Canton; 12 grandchildren, Josh (Martha) Watkins, Treasha Watkins, Danny, Thomas and Rose Winder, Shane (Brenda) Joralemon, Brandon and Dylan Perry, Melissa and Brock Gardner, Stephanie Calkins and Sammy Barnes; 12 great-grandchildren, Avery and Isais Watkins, Kirsten and Kayla Winder, Abby Joralemon, Morgan Champaign, Kaiden and Teriyn Walmsley, Nathaniel Hieatt-Calkins, Noah and Blaine Calkins and new baby girl, born on May 2, Marian Rose Watkins; two brothers, Steve Barnes of Beech Flats and Art (Thelma) Barnes of Leolyn; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Also special to Elwin were three special "Poppa II grandkids": Yelena Michelle Morgan, Gracie Mae Colton, Bella Rodriguez and Austin J. Willow, his caregivers and friends at Bradford County Manor.

He was predeceased by: a great-grandson and great-granddaughter, Jamie Winder and Kayla Winder; three siblings, Christine Saunders, Frances Rouppert and Lawrence Barnes; and brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law, William Rouppert, James Saunders and Shirley Barnes.

His family invites friends to call from 6–8 p.m. Wednesday at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 6, at the funeral home with Rev. Duane Taylor and Rev. Jeff Wilkinson officiating. Burial will be in Beech Flats Cemetery with full military honors accorded. Those who wish may direct memorials to Bradford County Manor's Activity Fund, RR 3 Box 322, Troy, PA 16947.

Published in Daily Review from May 3 to May 4, 2010

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 101028774
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elwin R “Butt” Barnes, Sr (31 Mar 1923–1 May 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101028774, citing Beech Flats Cemetery, Beech Flats, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by LDR (contributor 47171969) .