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Ethel Geneva Barnes

d. March 16, 2022

Ethel Geneva Barnes, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at the age of 97. Mrs. Barnes was a member of The Baptist Tabernacle and loved her church family. In her earlier years, she was a dedicated employee at Sears on Ponce De Leon Avenue, in Atlanta. Mrs. Barnes went on to pursue her passion for helping others and worked for many years as a nurse’s aide. She was a caring family woman and will be missed by all who knew her. Mrs. Barnes was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Barnes; son, Gary Lee Barnes; parents, Essie and Jessie Cobb.

Survivors include her daughter, Linda Reynolds (Ronald); daughter-in-law, Georgia Barnes; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; as well as other loving family members and friends.

A Funeral Service for Mrs. Barnes will be held Sunday, March 20, 2022, 2:00 P.M., at The Baptist Tabernacle, 10119 Access Road, in Covington, with Dr. David C. Moody officiating. She will lie in state from 1:00 - 2:00 P.M., at the church prior to her service. Friends are invited to visit with the family at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, Saturday, March 19, from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. A Committal Service will be held Monday, March 21, 1:00 P.M., at Georgia Memorial Park, 2000 Cobb Pkwy SE, Marietta, GA 30060, with procession leaving at 11:30 A.M. from Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home.

Governor Brian Kemp’s latest executive order has eliminated restrictions on large gatherings; however, CDC guidelines recommend social distancing (6 feet apart) and wearing of masks while in public. Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home requests that you observe these recommendations while in our funeral home attending visitations and/or services.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, March 19, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home and Dogwood Hill Crematory - Access Road Location

1215 Access Road, Covington, GA 30014

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Funeral Service

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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