Kenneth Russell Barnes, age 42, of Drasco, Arkansas, passed away Friday, September 21, 2012, in Cleburne County. Born in Heber Springs on October 7, 1969, he was the son of Kenneth Ray and Lula Emogene (Southerland) Barnes.
Russell's occupation was a carpenter.
He is survived by one son, Dustin Ray Barnes of Cabot; his parents, Kenneth and Emogene Barnes of Drasco; one sister, Melody West and her husband, Darrell, of Drasco;
one nephew, Cameron West of Drasco; four uncles, Emmitt Barnes, Billy Jim Barnes, Dale Southerland, and James Southerland; one aunt, Maxine Byrd; and his cousins. Russell is also survived by other relatives and his many friends.
Visitation was held Sunday, Sept. 23, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Olmstead Chapel. Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 24, at 2:00 p.m. in the Olmstead Chapel with Pastor Odell Altom officiating. Interment will follow in the Miller Cemetery. Gary Byrd, Terry Byrd, Daniel Southerland, Mark Rothwell, Brian Hannah, and Michael Gay served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Darrell West and Barry Hannah. Arrangements are by Olmstead Funeral Home. www.olmstead.cc