Obituary: Mr George Frederick Barnes

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Mr George Frederick Barnes, of Grantham Road, Ropsley, has died in Lincoln County Hospital. He was 94.

Born in Foston, his parents originally came from Norfolk. His father worked as a shepherd.

Mr Barnes was the last surviving sibling in a family of four brothers and two sisters.

He grew up at Chain Farm, Ropsley and attended the village school.

After leaving school at the age of 14 he became a farm labourer.

He started work with the East Midlands Electricity Board as a linesman when he was 31 and continued to work for the company until his retirement.

He leaves his wife Joyce.

Mr Barnes enjoyed gardening, watching wildlife, chatting to people, and his little dog, Bobby.

The funeral service was held at St Peter’s Church, Ropsley, conducted by the Rev Mike Doyle. Burial followed in Ropsley cemetery.

Family mourners included: Joyce Barnes, Jim Barnes, Robert Newstead, and Mary Newstead.

Other mourners included: Ann Hoffmann, Pete Prince, Mike Prince, Steve Prince, Gemma Holt, Mr and Mrs Houghton, Greta Stratford, Mrs Clark, Mr R. D. Hagues, Jean Moor, Mrs B. Dowse, Clive Myers, Peter and Kath Gittins, Denise Winters, Joan Todd, Shirley Leverett, Joy Jones, Robin Brown, Ken Hollingsworth, Bryan and Eileen Reed, Julia McDonald, Claire Handley, Kate Lambert, Bill Coulthard, Tessa Morris, Mr and Mrs R. Welbourne, Harry Watson, Hilary Grummitt, Christine Charles, David Morgan, Pete Line, Chantelle Selby, Pete Nevitt, Michael Norton, Terry O’Reilly, Mr G. Pearson, Sally-Ann Collins, Katy Jarbie, Jenny Neale, Geoff Watson, Debbie Maples, Kath Johnson, Mr and Mrs Meads, Iris Collinson, Ian Barker, Alan Barnes, Sharon Barnes, Dwayne Clover, Neil and Jenny Wells, Richard Priest, David Doughty, Barry Buxton, Sandra Mullin, Pauline Mullin, Barbara Buckland, Nobby Clark, Geoff Johnston, Pam Doughty, Mr and Mrs J. Wright, John Hayes, Julie Shaw, and Theresa Morris.

Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.

Donations were received for the Stroke Association.