Edna Ann Medlin Barnes, 78, went home to the Lord on Thursday. A lifelong native of Archer Lodge she was daughter to the late Joe & Edna Liles Medlin. Ann was always happy in life & enjoyed working with her husband on the farm. She was a beloved wife and mother who adored her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Tex Medlin.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Philip Barnes of the home, son, Pete Barnes (Ellen) of Clayton, siblings, Lynn Medlin (Jennifer), Van Medlin, both of Clayton, Durwood Medlin of Knightdale, and June M. Hutchins of Raleigh, grandchildren, Yvonne Barnes Chamblee (Justin), Blake Barnes, sisters-in-law, Phyllis Barnes Creech (Joe), & Mary Medlin.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Archer Lodge Fire Department or Johnston County EMS.
Funeral service 3 pm, Sunday, White Oak Baptist Church with visitation from 2 pm – 3, prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell. www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net