Obituaries << Back to Obituaries


Ruth Louise Nichols Barnes

Birth Date: August 3, 1925
Death Date: August 10, 2018

Ruth Louise Nichols Barnes, age 93, passed away on August 10, 2018.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Alease Nichols, her husband, Commander William Blythe Barnes, a son, William Howard Barnes, and a grandson, David Randolph Campbell.

She was born in Memphis, Tennessee, August 3, 1925, and graduated from Southside High School. During her husband’s service in the Navy, she lived in several other states, including California, New Jersey and Washington DC.

Following her husband’s death she returned to Memphis. She retired from Shelby County Veteran’s Services and was a long time member of Wesleyan Hills United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Alease Barnes Campbell and Laurence Barrett Campbell, Winter Springs, FL, daughter-in-law, Janice Bryant Barnes, Germantown, TN, grandchildren, Wendy Barnes McEntee, Richmond, VA, and William (Bill) Blythe Barnes, Cordova, TN, and great-grandchildren Ellyn McEntee and Taylor Campbell.

The funeral service and interment will be at Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

August 14, 2018
10:30 am
- 11:30 am
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5668 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38119
Get Directions
Funeral service
August 14, 2018
11:30 am
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5668 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38119
Get Directions
August 14, 2018
Memorial Park Cemetery
5668 Poplar Avenue Memphis, TN 38119
Get Directions
Add Entry
  1. Revelations 21:3-7

    With that, I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” 5 And the One seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new.” Also, he says: “Write, for these words are faithful and true.” 6 And he said to me: “They have come to pass! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To anyone thirsting, I will give from the spring of the water of life free

Add Entry to Guest Book

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Upload Photo or Video

  • Choose Media to upload from your computer
  • OR Add a link to online media (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.).