Myrtle "Mickey" Bangle Cross Barnes, 97, went to be with the Lord from her home, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, following a period of declining health. Born July 18, 1914 in Rowan County, she was the daughter of the late Paul Thomas abd Carrie Lingle Bangle. A 1933 graduate of Granite Quarry High School, Mrs. Barnes had retired form Carolina Maid. She was an active member of Central Baptist Church in Kannapolis, loved music and sang in the choir as long as her health permitted. Mrs. Barnes also attended Liberty Baptist Church in China Grove, where her daughter assists with the church music.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Arthur E. Cross, who she married in 1935 and her second husband, Ernest E. Barnes, who she married in 1978.
Mrs. Barnes is survived by her daughter, Dona Cross Baity of Salisbury, friends and caregivers, who loved her dearly.
The family will receive friends Friday, March 2, 2012 from 6:00-7:00 PM at Central Baptist Church, with the funeral service at 7:00 PM, conducted by the Rev Curtis Parker, Pastor and Pastor Barry Kemp of Liberty Baptist Church. Burial will be at 11:00 AM Saturday at Christiana Lutheran Church Cemetery, 6190 US Hwy 52 in Salisbury.
Memorials may be made to Liberty Baptist Church, POB 81, China Grove, NC 28023 or to Central Baptist Church, 1810 Moose Road, Kannapolis, NC 28083.
The family would like to thank Mrs. Barnes' caregivers; Martie Ellis, Chris Littleton, Jean Roach, Rina Lewis, Angela Deese and Tonya Renea Starnes, for the wonderful care and love they gave to her.
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Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove is serving the Barnes family. under the direction of Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home, China Grove, NC.