Hamilton Funeral Chapel
423 S James Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530
(919) 734-0621


Jethro Barnes

October 2, 1931 - May 25, 2012

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Funeral services for Mr. Jethro Barnes will be conducted Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Eastern Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 1401 N. Carolina Street with Elder Timothy L. Dortch officiating. Interment will follow in the Everett Cemetery in Princeton, NC. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Because we are human and weak, we mourn for our loved one who passed from this earthly sojourn to eternity on Friday, May 25, 2012 after giving his life to Christ.

Jethro Barnes "a quiet man" was born in Princeton, NC on October 2, 1931 to the late Ellen Stevens Barnes and Bishop Clarence Barnes. He attended Dillard High School and left school to join the United States Army where he served in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on July 26, 1952. After his discharge from the Army, he enrolled in Barnes Business School, this is where he met the love of his life, Rosa Baldwin. They fell in love and was married on April 9, 1954 and relocated to New York June of 1954.

He retired from New York City Transit as a bus operator and returned to Goldsboro in 1986. He kept himselt busy around the house doing odd jobs. He loved children and his F-150 Ford truck. His favorite pastime was watching Gunsmoke until developing complication with his sight.

He leaves loving memories to his devoted wife of 58 years, Rosa Baldwin Barnes of the home, his sister, Margaret McKithan of Goldsboro; three sisters-in-law, Julie Barnes of Goldsboro, Delois (Neil) Campbell of Brooklyn, NY and Estelle (Renner) Petty of Dudley; one brother-in-law, Alton Glen Baldwin of Florida; a niece and nephew who he raised as his own children, Glenise Barnes and Robert Barnes; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.