Alan "Big Al" Ray Barnes

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Second Baptist Church
302 Baldwin
West Helena, AR  72390
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
10:00 a.m.
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Funeral
Second Baptist Church
302 Baldwin
West Helena, AR  72390
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
11:00 a.m.
Cemetery
Maple Hill Cemetery
Holly Street
Helena, AR  72342

Alan "Big Al" Ray Barnes

of Helena, AR

January 25, 1955 - August 20, 2022

Alan Ray Barnes Sr. "Big Al", age 67, of Helena, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2022. He was born on Tuesday, January 25, 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio to Shirley Barnes and the late Ray Barnes. He was a member at Second Baptist Church. He enjoyed watching his grandkids play sports and softball. Big Al also enjoyed logging.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sherry Barnes; mother, Shirley Allen Barnes; one son, Alan Barnes Jr. (Brooke) of West Helena, Arkansas; one daughter, Missy Keller (Wes) of West Helena, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Anslee Barnes, Maddie O'Briant, Emory Barnes, Huff Barnes, Kade Barnes; sister, Linda Worstell of West Helena, Arkansas and aunt, Dora Vipperman.

He is preceded in death by his father; one brother, Michael Barnes and two sisters, Brenda Coy and Sharon Halbert.

A funeral service for Alan Ray Barnes Sr. will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at Second Baptist Church, in West Helena, Arkansas. A visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at Second Baptist Church. Brother Mike Collins will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Rhett Mauldin, Jackie Bradley, Curtis Reed, Tommy Wooten, Wayne Worstell, Romey Clark, Jeff Halbert and Andy Rogers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Earl Barnes Jr., Fisherman Sunday School and Jimmy Pippen.

Services will be directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, (870)-572-2571. Relatives and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/westhelena.


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31 Condolence(s)
Cindy Johnson
West Helena, AR
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Monday, August 29, 2022

Sherry, little Alan and Missy. We are so sorry for your loss. I don’t know many men who were more involved in their kids and grandkids lives than Big Al. Such precious memories you all have. I know you will miss him greatly but I also know he has his ball chair and a front row seat with a great view for every hit, catch, basket, tackle and race. Listen hard and you might just hear him coaching❤️ Prayers for you all.

Gary & Donna Burt
Batesville, AR
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Saturday, August 27, 2022

Our condolences to all the Barnes family. Our thoughts & prayers go out to you.

Gary & Donna Burt
Batesville, AR
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Saturday, August 27, 2022

Our condolences to all the Barnes family.

Diane Karr
Lexa, AR
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Friday, August 26, 2022

Please know that our family sends you all love and deepest sympathies…..what a fine man and friend. Peace be with you.

Barbra Stevenson
West Helena, AR
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Thursday, August 25, 2022

So sorry to hear about Big Alan. Lovevel and I both knew Alan and the family; and he was a good person, Will keep you, Sherry, and the family in our prayers.

Dallis Miller
Lambrook, AR
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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

I've known Alan since High School. He was a good man and will be missed by all who knew him. Prayers to his wife and family.

mike spath
Marianna, AR
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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

I am so sorry for your loss. Alan was a good and delighted man. We just had lunch at table at Southern Outdoors a couple weeks ago. I enjoyed being around him and grandson, which he had all the time. He will be missed. God bless him and all of family.

Dianne Owens Fowler
Nesbit, MS
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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

So sorry to hear about Alan. We went to school together. Praying for all of you to feel God’s peace and comfort during this time!

RHONDA ROWLAND
WEST HELENA, AR
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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

We are praying for all of you - family and friends - Know that you are in our hearts and we love you.

Edwynne E Kalb
West Helena, AR
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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Dearest Sherry & family, so very sorry for your loss. I am glad I have gotten to visit with you these last few years, will remember ball games, plays etc. Remembering a lot of good times over the years.
Sincerely,
Edwynne Kalb

DALE AND PAM BROWN
WEST HELENA, AR
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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Mrs. Sherry, Alan, Missy and family, our prayers are with all of you. May God hold you tight during this very difficult time and lean on each other as Mr. Allen would want you to do. Always remember the precious memories that will guide you through hard days and better days. We are thinking of you.

Genni Buie
Marvell, AR
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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Sherry, Alan Missy and kids..my heart and prayers go out to you all. I pray God gives you strength and comfort during this time of great loss.
Alan was a good man and touched so many people in his life.
Always a smile and a hug.
God bless you all.

Chris & Rita Washington
West Helena, AR
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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy. Our prayers are with the Barnes family. 🙏🏽🙏🏽

Barbara King
Helena, AR
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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Sherry, Alan, and Missy… I am so sorry to read about Alan. I’ll always remember his smile and kindness. I feel lucky that I the pleasure of knowing him. May God keep you in his care now, and in the days ahead.

Alyssa farkas
Helena, AR
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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

So sorry for your loss missy & alan he will truly be missed .. day by day will get easier over time

Michael Davidson
West Helena, AR
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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Praying for your family

Debbie Johnston Morris
Senoia, GA
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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Sherry and family I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all

Shirley Von Kanel
Lexa, AR
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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

So sorry for your loss . Prayers for peace and comfort for you family .

Roy & Susie Henson
Evening Shade, AR
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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Sherry, Alan & Missy, we were so sorry to hear of Al's passing. It seems the Barnes' were always a part of my families life, from peewee cheerleading and football, through high school sports, and on into Sheryl's ladies softball. I missed those good old days and Al will be missed; he did an lot for the kids of Phillips County. He always had a smile on his face when he was on a playing field., and I even have him to thank for my son-in-law.

Daniel and Wanda Henson
Poplar Grove, AR
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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Cherish those great memories you shared with him!
Many years spent with all of you during the ball seasons with our kids. He loved it all....baseball, softball, and peewee football!

Judy Travis
Helena, AR
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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

My Prayers are with all of you. Allen I am out of town and will not be at the funeral. Please tell your family I have them in my prayers. Love Judy

Bubba Morris
Hernando, MS
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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Alan and his family were always such good supporters of DeSoto School. He loved kids and especially watching them play athletics. He always made me smile whenever I saw him and always spoke. I know his family will miss him very much.

Sheila Sellers
Lexa, AR
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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Truly sorry for your loss. May God be with you and your family during this time. My prayers are with you all.

Millard Swindle
Bowling Green, Ky, KY
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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

New Alan pretty well worked closely with him at JR House ball park, My Condolences to the Family!

Barbara Riddell
Lexa, AR
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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Sherry, Alan & Missy, so sad for your loss. Alan’s involvement and love for kids was a blessing to the community. Know you are so proud of his legacy. May The Lord Jesus bless and comfort you now and keep you close to Himself as you grieve. Read Numbers 6:24-26 💕✝️Barbara Riddell

Wilma Mansfield
Hattiesburg, MS
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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

My sincere condolences to Sherry and family. We spent many hours at the 10th St. Park for Sam Tappan and The Twin City Baseball fields for Little League. Alan loved the time spent there as we all did. I pray that God will surround you in His loving arms and give you comfort and peace

Wilma Mansfield

Valerie Wilkinson McMickle
Paragould, AR
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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

I am so sorry to hear about Alan. My prayers and thoughts are with you Sherry and your family!

Ann Lee
West Helena, AR
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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

So sorry for your loss.

Lynette (Burt) Murphy
Jonesboro, AR
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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

I am so sorry to see the loss of Alan. He was always so dedicated and caring to all the boys he coached. And, when I stilled lived in Helena, I always enjoyed visiting with him when he brought my wood. Sherry, Alan and Missy, please know you and all of your family are in my thoughts, prayers and love.

Grace Green
Moro, AR
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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Prayers heading your way for all the family.

Grace Green
Moro, AR
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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Prayers heading your way for all the family.