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Michael Wayne Barnes

October 7, 1961 — March 13, 2023

Elm City, NC

Michael Wayne Barnes

Michael Wayne Barnes, 61, of Elm City passed away in his home of natural causes on Monday, March 13.  A graveside service will be held on Friday, March 17 at Black Creek Cemetery at 11:00 am.


Michael graduated from Beddingfield High School and worked as a machine technician at Carolina Forging Company.  He then worked as an engineer for Linamar and was also a teacher for the machine shop at Wilson Community College for a short time.


Michael is survived by his wife, Renee; daughters, Amanda Barnes and Mindy Cummings; son, Richard Barnes; grandchildren, Somer Cummings, Nick Cummings, and Connor Clark; nephews, Jason Mariano (Merri) and Christopher Mariano (Amanda); and six great nieces and nephews.


Michael is preceded in death by his parents, Braxton Lee Barnes and Annie Louise Barnes; and sister, Patricia Ann Barnes Agar.


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Graveside Service

Friday, March 17, 2023

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