Louis Alston Barnes


Louis Alston Barnes, a resident of Stow, Ohio and a native of Chattanooga, died Friday in an Akron, Ohio hospital.

          The son of the late Mary Regina Heiny and Louis Alston Barnes, Mr. Barnes was educated at Notre Dame School, where he was president of his senior class.

          In 1936, he began working for Goodyear Tire Company in Chattanooga, transferring as manager to Kentucky and later to Atlanta, Ga., and Cincinnati, Ohio.  When he retired in 1973, he was executive manager of wholesale operations at Goodyear’s corporate office in Akron, Ohio.

          His brother, Joseph James Barnes, died in 1982.

          Survivors are his wife, Ruth Barnes; two daughters, Sue Ann Eddy of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Betty Lou Swanson of Cincinnati, Ohio; a sister, Mary Catherine Barnes of Chattanooga; a brother, Erhart J. Barnes of Chattanooga; three grandchildren; and several nieces.

          Private memorial services will he held in Stow, Ohio

Submitted by Gary P. Martin