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Rita Louise Blair Barnes

Rita Louise Blair Barnes

July 11, 1939 ~ July 7, 2021


Rita Louise Blair Barnes age 81, of Rossville, Georgia went home to be with The Lord Wednesday – July 7, 2021. She was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the late Fred Douglas and Geneva Ruth Smith Blair. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and Northwest Georgia area. She was a former employee of S. S. Kresge’s Department Store and Red Food/Bi-Lo Grocery Stores. She enjoying painting and was very good at painting portraits. She was a former member of Park City Baptist Church, a charter member of Shiloh Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years and a current member of Solid Rock Baptist Church. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandparents: Veston & Ethel Mae Horton, Ernest “Bully” & Hazel “MeeMaw” Thomas Blair, brother: Lloyd Gene Cox; step – mother, Peggy Killingsworth Blair. She is survived by her husband of sixty-five years: Glenn Edward Barnes of Rossville, GA, their children: Ricky (Lisa) Barnes of Chickamauga, GA, Karen (Charlie) Wall of Rossville, GA, sister: Linda Faye Brackett (Ronald V.) Elkins of Ringgold, GA, sister-in-law: Burley “Sue” Cox of Mulberry Mountain, TN, grandchildren: Alan (Sherri) Barnes, Amy (Steve) Brown, Charlie J. “C.J.” Wall IV, Thomas Wall, Laura Barnes, Tony Mazzoli; ten great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Sunday from 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm and after 10:00 am Monday before the service. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. – Monday – July 12, 2021 in the chapel with Pastor Josh Hollifield officiating. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens-South in Rossville, Georgia.  Arrangements by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes – Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.  Online guestbook may be signed at


  • Alma Wright Posted July 8, 2021 3:00 PM

    Rita was a precious friend. She gave me a dove pen for my 70th birthday. I always wear it with pride
    God be with all the family during this home going. She is holding our Saviours hand today. God bless. Alma Crump Wright

  • Vickie Ellis Posted July 9, 2021 12:15 PM

    Karen Barnes Wall I remember those dinners around the table, what blessed memories I have with you all and Memaw, I so enjoyed spending time most everyday when kids were little, my hearts hurts, i miss my parents so much!! And Rita and Glenn were my second Mom and Dad, I never thought I could hurt as much as I did when my Mother and Daddy passed away but my heart is broken, I’m thankful to have been a part of this precious family, until we met again ” I love you Rita” my second Mom💕

  • Tammy Posted July 9, 2021 7:19 PM

    I cut Rita’s hair just a few months ago. She was a precious lady.

  • ELIZABETH ENGLAND Posted July 12, 2021 12:02 PM

    I work with Thomas and he often spoke of his grandmother as being a beloved and sweet part of his life. I pray that those are the memories that will carry him and his entire family through this loss. It is always a blessing to know your angels by name. Your Siskin family is here for you in any way needed.

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