Henry Malcolm Barnes

April 24, 1940 ~ November 15, 2014 (age 74)

Henry Malcolm Barnes

On Saturday November 15, 2014 the world lost an extremely gifted artist and musician, Henry Malcolm Barnes of Atlanta, Georgia. He was born in Covington and grew up in Union Point, the family’s hometown for many generations. Henry was a well-known landscape artist throughout the Southeast and elsewhere. Henry touched so many lives and was dearly loved by a wide circle of friends and family.  

Henry graduated from Union Point High School and attended Young Harris College and Huntingdon College on basketball scholarships.  After graduating from Huntingdon, he served in the U.S. Navy and afterwards pursued several career interests, including that of singer/musician, before settling on his career as an artist. Though Henry was incredibly talented and successful in many art mediums, writing and playing music remained one of his favorite pastimes. 

Henry’s parents were Francis Lloyd Barnes, Sr. and Marguret Malcolm Barnes. He was preceded in death by his brother Francis Lloyd Barnes, Jr. and nephew Henry Jefferson Barnes. Henry is survived by his siblings, Phyllis Barnes Ramsey, Lucy Barnes McDowell, Joseph Carl Barnes, and sister-in-law Jane Barnes. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, who include Kenneth Portwood, Marguret Chapman, Julia Chapman Goodwyne, Sharon Portwood Young, Julia Barnes, Francis Lloyd Barnes, III, Jennifer McDowell O’Brian, and Mary Katherine Barnes. Grandnieces and grandnephews include Jeremy Goodwyne, TrevorYoung, Jennifer Goodwyne Sage, Taylor Portwood, Layla O’Brian, Colin O’Brian, Alexander Barnes, Shayla Young, Daniel Barnes, and KatyJane Bavis.

Funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian Church in Union Point at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday November 22nd. Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the church. Interment will take place at Wisteria Cemetery immediately following the service.  Serving as pallbearers are Bud Barnes, Jeremy Goodwyne, Jimmy O’Brian, Taylor Portwood, Sibley Bryan, Jimmy Scott and Tom Bavis. 

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in the memory of Henry Malcolm Barnes to the Henry Jefferson Barnes Memorial Scholarship Endowment. Gifts may be made payable to the Georgia Tech Foundation, Inc. and mailed to 760 Spring Street NW, Suite 400, Atlanta, GA 30308.  Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes St., Union Point, GA, (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us online at to sign the guest register.  


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