Dallas Melvin Barnes

Published 8:28 am Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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Dallas Melvin Barnes, 82, of Elizabeth City, died July 13, 2020 at home.  Born in South Mills on August 20, 1937 to the late James Edward Barnes Sr. and Lucy Elizabeth Sawyer Barnes, he was the widower of Florine Ballance Barnes.

He is survived by children Joan Zimmerman (Colin) of Corapeake, Susan B. White (James) of Elizabeth City and  Daniel M. Barnes (Fred) of Asheville; grandchildren Nicholas Zimmerman (Zashia), Emily Barnes, Holly McCreary (Will) and Annie White (Zach); six great-grandchildren; sisters Claudia Bivens and Jean Trotman; brother Zad “Punky” Barnes (Linda); and two sisters-in-law. He was preceded in death by brothers James Edward Barnes Jr., Lloyd “Simmie” Barnes and Johnnie Smithson.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on July 15 at Twiford Memorial Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Ken Littleton. The family will greet visitors under the canopy of the funeral home following the service and at all other times at the residence. Burial will be in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.   Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City is serving the family. Condolences may be made at www.TwifordFH.com.

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