Velna Nan Wilson Barnes

Published 10:44 am Thursday, October 8, 2015

Velna Nan Wilson Barnes, 81, of Fork Bixby Road, Advance,  died Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.

She was born May 3, 1934, in Davie County to the late James William and Eva Mozelle Massey Wilson. She was a quilter, a fisherwoman, and a baker known for her outstanding pound cake with caramel icing. She was a loving and nurturing mother and grandmother.

Survivors: children, Charlie Coy Barnes   Jr.  of Atlanta, Ga. and Cloverdale, Calif., Donna Kaye Barnes Boger  (Lynn),  Tim Barnes,  Brent   (Linda)   Barnes,   and Todd (Andra)  Barnes,   all of Advance;  grandchildren, Chance (Lauren) Barnes, Meggan Barnes (Peter Tran), Lindley Bess, Ethan Barnes, and Hunter Kate Barnes; her identical twin sister, Ann Barnhardt of Mocksville; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 9 at Bailey’s Chapel United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Charles Turner officiating. The body was placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends Thursday, Oct. 8 at Eaton Funeral Home.

Memorials: Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, 27103; or Bailey’s Chapel UMC Methodist Men Fund, c/o Stephen Barnes, 772 Bailey’s Chapel Road, Advance.