Jeffery Clark Barnes

Published 8:54 am Tuesday, June 26, 2012

COURTLAND—Jeffery Clark Barnes, 68, longtime Courtland Town Sergeant, passed away June 24, 2012, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

He was the son of the late Bennie Clarence and Nita Woodard Barnes.

Jeff was a public servant for 43 years serving at Suffolk Fire and Police Departments, Nansemond County Fire Department, Franklin Police Department, Southampton County Sheriff’s Office and was the Town Sergeant in Courtland for 28 years.

He was a member of Conway Baptist Church, Conway, N.C., and attended Courtland Baptist Church.

Jeff was predeceased by three brothers, Clarence Barnes, Bennie E. Barnes and Bennie C. Barnes Jr.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 49 years, Thelma Vann Barnes, and two sisters, Ina Barnes Turner and Rachell W. Bolton, both of Suffolk.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at Riverside Cemetery in Courtland with the Rev. Tommy Speight officiating. The family will receive friends and family at the residence and suggest in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the American Heart Association.