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 Michael Wayne Barnes

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Michael Wayne Barnes

  • Birth 16 Sep 1983
  • Death 28 Oct 2000 West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Burial West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 7610444

Michael "Matlock" Barnes was a classmate of mine, and I had a couple of classes with him. He was a sweet guy, and had many, many friends. Unfortunately, his life came to an end after a tragic car accident in late October.

I went to his "wake", which was wonderful. His family had placed pictures all around from his childhood up to his more recent pictures. After his wake, that next night was his Visitation, where me and many of our fellow classmates signed a Rebel flag (Rebel flags are quite popular around my area, as it is known as the high school's Mascot, etc.). He had a very beautiful coffin, and he looked extremely peaceful.

I go to his grave often to say hello, and it is a wonderful place to "rest" at. His family and friends have decorated an entire corner of the graveyard by a few trees and a tiny trail leading through a "Memory/Prayer Garden", where windchimes blow softly through the trees and ribbons of our old high school's colors blow freely from wreaths of flowers.

We miss you, Matlock! We love you!


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  • Created by: Heather Dickinson
  • Added: 23 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7610444
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Michael Wayne Barnes (16 Sep 1983–28 Oct 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7610444, citing Hasley Cemetery, West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Heather Dickinson (contributor 45452847) .