James O. Barnhill

James O. Barnhill

Saturday, March 2nd, 1946 - Friday, March 27th, 2020
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Well done thy good and faithful servant.

James was born March 2, 1946 to A.D. (Bill) and Dorothy Barnhill and he passed from this life March 27, 2020. James was truly a man of God. He loved the Lord, his church and family. He was not a materialistic man and would rather be giving than receiving. He was a man of few words but big actions. To know him was to love him and he will be greatly missed by all.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Ronnie Gene & Billy Boyd; 3 brothers; and 2 sisters.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 53 years, Nancy Wagner Barnhill; sons, Chris Barnhill and wife Lori of Olla, LA and Clay Barnhill of West Monroe; his 8 precious grandchildren, Cierra Adams (Bradley), Christa Walters (Logan), Ty Barnhill, Dorri Barnhill (Matthew), Dayne Barnhill, Royne Barnhill, Ashley Spillman (Michael) and Dakota Barnhill (Jaclyn); 11 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, 6 sisters; a host of nieces, nephews and many others. Also let to cherish his memory are the ones who proudly called him Poppa, his church grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Ty Barnhill, Kyle Barnhill, Dakota Barnhill, Dayne Barnhill
Royne Barnhill and Logan Walters.

Graveside services will be at 11AM, Monday, March 30, 2020 at Pine Grove Apostolic Cemetery, Kelly, LA with Rev. Johnny Barnhill & Rev. Heath Barnhill officiating under the direction of Magnolia Funeral Home, Alexandria.

A memorial service for all friends and family to attend will be held at a later date.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Monday, March 30th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Monday, March 30th, 2020 11:00am
    Pine Grove Apostolic Cemetery
    2196 Highway 506 East
    KELLY, LA 71441
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Graveside Service Only A memorial service for all friends and family to attend will be held at a later date.
    Rev. Johnny Barnhill
    Rev. Heath Barnhill
  • Interment

    Pine Grove Apostolic Cemetery
    2196 Highway 506 East
    KELLY, LA 71441
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Christy Cruse

Posted at 06:49pm
Poppa, memories I have of you will live on forever. I will forever be thankful for all you was to me. You was always a strong rock in this world for me. You was here for my growing up years.When my dad passed away you stepped right up and let me know I was your daughter and you would always be here for me. When I was going through life and ran into something I didnt think I could handle, without ever saying a word to you, you always knew and had just the right thing to say. You was always a man of few words, but what you said was always just right. Every hug was healing and full of love. Growing up in church with Poppa,(Uncle James) we had three categories that we fell in. 1st you got a slap on the back of head with that bug smile, then as you got older you got promoted to a slap on the shoulder with the same smile, and words of encouragement finally and never thinking we would get that old😜but excited when we did you graduated to the famous poppa hug that would fix anything you was going through. Healing love kindness many things in just that one hug. So today I can say I cant imagine going on in this world without you, knowing I'm so jealous of heaven and the Angel's right now as they get you around them. But as much as you will be missed I wouldn't bring you back here if I could. I know your no longer in any pain. Heaven now has both of my Dads and I have a empty place. but until I see you again, and I will I love and miss you. Aunt nancy if your to read this know that I love you much also, and am here for you. To the family my prayers are with each of you and will continue to be in the days, weeks,and years to come. Thanks for sharing your Dad,Grandpa with so many of us. Love Christy Ann

Gale Rogers

Posted at 06:33pm
Barney and family. It is with sadness and love that we pray for your comfort and support during these hard times. Gale and Debbie Rogers

Faye Ainsworth

Posted at 03:01pm
Memories I love and treasure about James are the laughter and smiles. His devotion to his family. Prayers for Nancy and the boys. God has him and you in the palm of His hand. Love ya.

James c noland

Posted at 02:28pm
My first recent memory of my beloved first cousin is when I was only 10 or so years old , and was on a deer hunting trip with my father , James , and some of are other hunting family and friend s I had wounded a deer 🦌 that I couldn’t. find and James loaded up his tracking dog and came and got me and we went back to the hunting location site . We’re the logging roads were in bad shape . But being the great outdoorsman he was , James didn’t want to leave a harvested deer unrecoverable so in effort to get in to the location , stuck his brand new dodge power wagon truck in effort to make the recovery . It’s just who he was and is . And I also know where my beloved 1st cousin is now , beceause I know how he walked in faith , and how much he love s our creator , Lord and Savior . Go Rest High On the Mountain my beloved , cousin , and Brother . Posted by James c noland &Family.

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