Velma Turner Barnes

Published 11:37 am Wednesday, May 11, 2011

PORT GIBSON — Velma Turner Barnes died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at Promise Hospital in Vicksburg. She was 78.

Mrs. Barnes was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Barnes; her parents, Henry Collins and Hannah Davis; and two sisters, Gladys Watson and Dorothy Collins.

She is survived by two sons, Eddie Barnes of St. Louis, Mo., and Keith Barnes of Dunleith, Miss.; three daughters, Akeia Barnes and Zion Barnes, both of Port Gibson, and Patricia Outlaw of Indiana; a sister, Beulah Dalton of Houston, Texas; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives, including Terry and Connie Watson of Port Gibson.

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Services will be at noon Thursday at Thompson Memorial Garden Cemetery in Port Gibson. Burial will follow under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home of Port Gibson.