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 Dorothy Lee <I>Bateman</I> Barnes

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Dorothy Lee Bateman Barnes

  • Birth 6 Jan 1924 Edgewood, Van Zandt County, Texas, USA
  • Death 20 Mar 2013 Wills Point, Van Zandt County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Wills Point, Van Zandt County, Texas, USA
  • Plot Lot 17
  • Memorial ID 19441047

Dorothy Lee Bateman Barnes was the 1st daughter and the 2 child of Denton Lee "Dutch" Bateman and Pearl Arline Long Bateman. She married Matthew Joseph Barnes, Jr. on Jan 21, 1952 in Indianapolis, IN, Marion Co. They had 1 son.
Jean Wallace
Bateman Family History

Funeral services for Dorothy Bateman "Dottie" Barnes, 89, of Wills Point, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point with Rev. Billy Watson and Mr. Michael Haines officiating. Interment will follow at White Rose Cemetery in Wills Point.

She passed away early Wednesday morning, March 20, 2013, at her residence in Wills Point.
Dorothy was born on January 6, 1924, in Edgewood, Texas, the daughter of Denton Lee "Dutch" Bateman and Pearl Arline Long Bateman. She was a native of Wills Point. On January 21, 1953, she married Matthew J. Barnes in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dorothy took the post of the county's veteran's service officer in August, 1984. She was selected as the Outstanding Veterans Service Officer of the Year in the Dallas Region in 1991. Other awards and recognitions include Van Zandt County Citizen of the Year in 1987, Award of Achievement and Appreciation from the Wills Point Chamber of Commerce and an Award of Merit for Outstanding Achievements from the Van Zandt County Genealogical Society. Dorothy's main purpose in life was serving the veterans of this country and anybody else who walked through her door. In addition to the long hours that she devoted to veterans, Dorothy somehow found time for a number of other worthy causes. She was a member of both the Canton and Wills Point Chambers of Commerce, member of the Business and Professional Women's Club, held a lifetime membership in the Wills Point Historical Society, Van Zandt County Genealogical Society and the Van Zandt County Friends of the Library. Dorothy was a member of Russell Memorial United Methodist Church in Wills Point.
Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Matthew J. Barnes on July 23, 1983; son, Michael Joseph "Barney" Barnes on August 28, 2001.

Dorothy is survived by two granddaughters, Katrina Lee Barnes, of Galveston and Candace Michelle Barnes, of Como; one great-grandchild, Kelter Wade Arnold and her caregivers, Betty Brandon, Emma Eli and Annie Antia.


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  • Created by: Jean Wallace
  • Added: 19 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19441047
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dorothy Lee Bateman Barnes (6 Jan 1924–20 Mar 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19441047, citing White Rose Cemetery, Wills Point, Van Zandt County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Jean Wallace (contributor 46547018) .