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Elaine Player Barnes Obituary


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“Barnes Family, so sorry to hear of your loss and my thoughts are with you. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Bobby Jarrett - Columbia, SC

“Regret the passing of Elaine, whome i bleive to be related. If we look back far enough ,all Players are family. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Richard F. Player - Lexington, SC

“GOD HAS A BRAND NEW ANGEL! and what a beautiful angel he has. Our families have been life long friends for over 50 years and feel blessed to have...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Penny Benton - Lexington, SC

“OUR LOVE AND SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY. ELAINE WAS A VERY GOOD FRIEND TO US. HER PAIN IS GONE BUT SHE IS STILL WITH ALL OF US IN OUR HEARTS AND...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: CHUCK & SUE COSTELLO - GREENFIELD, IL

“Elaine will surely be missed. Renee, my heart goes out to you and your family. I know this will be a hard time for you as you two were so close. I...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Lisa Jarrett Stokes - Tryon, NC

“A truly classy, beautiful, talented, intelligent woman. You have touched the lives of so many. You will always be missed and always be loved. I...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Christina Rowden - Big Spring, TX

“First of all,my sincere condolances to her family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.Elaine was one of my dearest friends,although we didn't see...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Pat Pope - Columbia, SC

“The staff of Dunbar Funeral Home extends sincere condolences to the family of Elaine Barnes. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Dave Turner - Columbia, SC


COLUMBIA Mrs. Elaine Player Barnes, 74, died Wednesday, February 27, 2013, after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Barnes, daughter of the late James Waddell Player and Mildred Cromer Player, was born May 23, 1938 in Columbia. She is predeceased by her husband, the love of her life, Henry Russ Barnes Jr.
Mrs. Barnes was a loving wife, mother, sister, and aunt, who was affectionately called "Laynie". She was a homemaker and avid bridge player. She also enjoyed the beach, bowling, reading, fishing, cooking, needlework and art. Her life verse, "May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer" (Psalm 19:14), was demonstrated by her kind spirit, generosity, and sense of humor.
Mrs. Barnes attended Dreher High School, Columbia School of Cosmetology and later became a national hairstyle model. She won the title of Miss Cayce/West Columbia in 1956. She was also a contestant in the 1956 South Carolina Miss World Pageant.
Mrs. Barnes is survived by her daughter, Renee Barnes Stover of Columbia; granddaughters, Sidney Leigh Stover of Columbia and Emily Brennan Stover of Atlanta, Ga. She is also survived by sisters, Judy Giles, Cathy Tronco (Mike); brothers, Phil Player and Robert Player, all of Columbia, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, James Player and a sister, Janis Player.
A visitation will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at the funeral home, with burial immediately following in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
The family would like to extend thanks and gratitude to Leland McElveen, M.D., Kimberly DeWitt, ACNP and the staff of South Carolina Oncology Associates, Michael Roberts, M.D. and Eddie M. Williams, III M.D.
Memorial donations may be made to Epworth Children's Home, 2900 Millwood Ave., Columbia, S.C. 29205 in memory of Mrs. Barnes's mother, Mildred Cromer Player.