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Mrs. Pauline Burgess Barnes

Mrs. Pauline Burgess Barnes
  • September 26, 1924 - November 16, 2016
  • Easley, South Carolina

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“Sorry for your loss. We will keep the Barnes family in our prayers. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Ben and Lynn Garvin - Easley, SC


2 of 11 | Posted by: Linda and Dane Rote - NC

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: J

“Mrs. Barnes was my Algebra teacher at Easley Junior High. She was fair, but had a "no nonsense" way of teaching. I learned a lot from her. Now that...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Sherry Booth - Easley, SC

“Sorry for the families loss. Polly was a wonderful lady and neighbor ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Randy And Karen Snavely - Easley, SC

“Ms. Polly never failed when I would ask her to do something for the WMU while I was at FBC. She was faithful, cheerful, helpful and a great asset to...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Ann Andrews - Easley, SC

“Very sorry to hear this. Mrs. Barnes taught me Algebra in Jr High many years ago, and I enjoyed it. Her's is another passing from a group of people...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Rick Rogers - Roanoke Rapids, NC

“Polly Barnes was a very sweet and classy lady. We miss her and Garnet dearly. They both did so much for the community and the church. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Robert Dye - Easley, SC

“You were a great math teacher and a true professional, Ms Barnes. God bless your soul. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Dan & Diane Ellenburg - Navarre, FL

“RIP Ms Polly I Love you ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Trish young - Easley, SC

“Sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Polly. She was a precious lady. She taught Wayne and I math in Easley High School. We dearly loved her and Mr....Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Wayne and Sandy Nalley - Easley, SC


Pauline Burgess BarnesEasley, SC


Mrs. Pauline "Polly" Burgess Barnes, 92, widow of Garnet Andrew Barnes, passed into eternal rest on November 16, 2016 at Foothills Retirement Community.


Polly was born in Pickens County on September 26, 1924 to the late Clinton and Emma Aiken Burgess. She graduated from Easley High School in 1942 and earned a BS degree from Winthrop College in 1945. Polly married her high school sweetheart on December 22, 1945. They shared 67 years together. After college, Mrs. Barnes began her thirty year teaching career, most of which was spent in Pickens County at Easley Junior High School as a math teacher. She enjoyed being a member of the Home Extension Club and Women's Missionary Union. Other interests included travel, pottery, knitting, and decorating cakes for family birthdays. Mrs. Barnes has been a member of First Baptist Church of Easley for 71 years and was a faithful member of the Philethea class.


Mrs. Barnes is survived by maternal nephews William "Freedie" L. Freeman, III (Carolyn) and Michael C. Freeman (Davina). She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents and husband, Polly was predeceased by her sister, Louise Burgess Freeman and brother-in-law Reverend William L. Freeman, Jr. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.


The family would like to thank the Foothills Retirement Community and Lutheran Hospice for their special care, compassion, and attention during Mrs. Barnes last months.


The Funeral Service will take place in the Chapel of Robinson Funeral Home - Powdersville Road, 1425 Powdersville Road, Easley, SC 29642 on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Dr. John Adams and Clint Freeman officiating.


Visitation of family and friends will be from 9:30 AM until 10:45 AM prior to the service at the Funeral Home.


Pallbearers will be Roddey Gettys, Rex Barnes, Jr., Carter Brumfield, Brandon Carter, Jeremy Foster and Jesse Livingston.


Honorary Escorts will be the Going on Lunch Group and the Philethea Sunday School Class.


The family requests that memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Easley "For Generations to Come", 300 E 1st Ave, Easley, SC 29640.


Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or in person at Robinson Funeral Home - Powdersville Road, which is assisting the family.