Mary Catherine Barnes died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at Barnabas Nursing Home.
She graduated from Notre Dame School in 1935 and was retired from Sears in sales. In 1945 she received an award for the “most courteous sales person in the city of Chattanooga” from Ralph Edwards, NBC, in RCA Radio Building in New York City.
She is survived by her brother, Erhardt J. Barnes, and five nieces. Her grandfather, Erhardt J, Heiny, was Chattanooga police commissioner in 1895.
Parents were Louis Alston and Mary Regina Barnes. Predeceased brothers were Joseph Barnes and Louis Barnes, also Notre Dame School graduates.
She was a lifetime member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and had lived at St. Barnabas Apartments for seven years.
Services will be at Turner Funeral Home on Dodds Avenue today at 1:30 p.m. with Father George Schmidt officiating.
Visitation will be one hour before the service. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Barnabas Nursing Home.
by Gary P. Martin