Sally Hays Richardson Barnes

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Sally Hays Richardson Barnes, age 75, died quietly Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, at her home in Lewisburg after an extended illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Marshall County, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her parents; James Harvey and Vadie Tennison Hays; her brother, James Tennison Hays; her first husband, Gaylon Richardson; son, James B. (Jim) Richardson; and grandson, Gaylon James Richardson.

She is survived by her second husband, Earnest Colie Barnes; one daughter, Kimberly Richardson (Steve) Thomason both of Lewisburg; and one stepdaughter, Beth (Zach) Mitchell of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; five grandchildren, Angela Summers of Martin, Tennessee; Gaylon Thomason, Katie Hargrove and Hays Richardson all of Lewisburg; and Maliah Vasquez of Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee; four stepgrandsons, Caleb, Christopher and Connor Mitchell and Benji Barnes, all of Murfreesboro; and eight great grandchildren.

Mrs. Barnes was a 1957 graduate of Marshall County High School and attended David Lipscomb College. She began her career in banking in 1958 at First National Bank in Lewisburg and retired in 2002 from Farmers Bank in Lewisburg.

She was a member of East Commerce Baptist Church for greater than 50 years where she taught children's Sunday School for many years.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, from London Funeral Home by Bro. Cliff Vines and Pastor Judy Stevenson with burial in Friendship Cemetery at Culleoka. Visitation was from 4 until 8 p.m. Saturday and from noon until the funeral hour on Sunday.

Serving as pallbearers were Gaylon Thomason, Jamie Summers, Ricky Farmer, Keith Farmer, Bud Richardson, and Adam Richardson. Honorary pallbearers are the East Commerce Baptist Church Amazing Grace Sunday School Class and the Senior Adult Men's Sunday School Class.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to East Commerce Baptist Church Building Fund P.O. Box 1575 Lewisburg, 37091.

London Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.