Dorothy Amos Barnes

Born: Mon., Dec. 24, 1928
Died: Wed., Sep. 18, 2013

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Dorothy Mae Amos Barnes, 84, of Decatur, Georgia, died on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at her home. Born in White Plains, Georgia, on December 24, 1928, she was the daughter of the late James Henry Amos and Lucy Permelia Stewart Amos. She grew up and attended school in White Plains, but most of her adult life was spent around Atlanta. She married Jack Barnes who preceded her in death. She later married Archer Lamar West and lived in Sparta, GA for a while then moved back to Decatur. Dorothy worked for DeKalb Cable for seventeen years as the receptionist and switchboard operator. She was a member of White Plains Baptist Church and later Heritage Hills Baptist and Lilburn Christian Church. Dorothy enjoyed family, cooking, cleaning, reading, word search, gospel and country music, but especially spending time with her granddaughter Hannah Marie. Over the years she shared her home with many family members and friends.

In addition to her husband, Jack Barnes, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Jessie Belvin Amos, Clarence Amos, Elsie Barnes, Edith Amos, Ethel Amos and James "Sonny" Amos. She is survived by two daughters, Madelene Barnes Morris and husband Wayne of Roswell, GA and Brenda Barnes Glass and husband Bill of Lilburn, GA; granddaughter, Hannah Marie Glass; step-son, Michael L. West and wife Linda; step-daughter, Nancy Simeonsson and husband Rune''; step grandchildren, Matt West and wife Macinda, Laura Wise and husband John, Joe Simeonsson and wife Robin and Kristina McGee and husband Patrick; great step grandchildren, Ethan and Caden West, Jared and Ellen Wise, Allie and Nicole Simeonsson and Sarah, Ruth and Andrew McGee; a sister, Marjorie Robinson of Union Point, GA; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held, Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at White Plains Baptist Church, 1020 Main Street East, White Plains, GA 30678 with Rev. Dennis Garner officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Greg Shupe, Steven Moore, Dennis Shaffer, Ryan Amos, Frank Moore and Mike West. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1:30 p.m. until time for the service at the church. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Terry & Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Thu September 19, 2013
We were so sorry to hear of Dot's passing. May God give you the peace and love that you will need in the coming days. Mr. & Mrs. Terry Cantrell

Bruce & Deborah McDowall
   Posted Fri September 20, 2013
Dear Dot was such a lovely warm lady. She always showed so much love and interest in her family and friends. She was a very special lady. May she Rest In Peace.

Russell and Margaret Bathie
   Posted Sat September 21, 2013
We were very sorry to hear of the passing of Dot Barnes. We first met Dot thirty years ago on our first trip to America and over many trips spent time in her company. She was a fun person to be around and the centre of her family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. We offer our thoughts and prayers to all Dots family and friends. Russell & Margaret xx Kent England (UK)

the McGee Family
   Posted Sun September 22, 2013
We love you very much, MeMaw. We are so thankful to have been a part of your life and we will miss you very much. Krissy & Patrick Ruth, Sarah & Andrew

Betty Kemp
   Posted Sun September 22, 2013
Brenda & Madelyn your Mom was blessed to have such wonderful daughters. You were always there for her. Now she is at peace. I have special memories of spending summers in Ga. with cousins, Dot was a favorite. We will be there with you today in spirit. Love and prayers,Betty & Johnq4

Kathy and Ed Reece
   Posted Mon September 23, 2013
Our heats are breaking at the news of Dot's passing. We worked together for years at the cable company, and she was always the mother of our cable family. She will certainly be missed and our condolences go out to her family. Rest in Peace sweet friend.

Mary & Michael Joyce
   Posted Tue September 24, 2013
We remember Dot as a warm hearted person who was generous with her love and affection to her family and friends alike.The times we spent in Dot's company were always a delight. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.