Marion Ewing Barnes

August 13, 1930 ~ July 17, 2021 (age 90)


Mrs. Marion Barnes, age 90, of Covington, Georgia passed away July 17, 2021.  She was born August 13, 1930 to Aubrey and Grace Ewing who have preceded her in death.  Mrs. Barnes was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother (Memo).  She graduated from University of GA with a bachelor’s degree.  Mrs. Barnes loved bird watching, gardening, and cooking for family.  She was a member of Starrsville United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Barnes had a passion for her mission work at the church, helping with the Rainbow Homeless Shelter, and Faith Works.  Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Don Barnes; brothers, Alton Ewing and Charles Ewing.

Mrs. Barnes is survived by her children, Elaine Edwards (Mike) of Hixson, TN, Donna Faye Sowell (Jim) of Lilburn, GA, five grandchildren, six great grandchildren; sibling, Mort Ewing (Faye) of Covington, GA; sisters-in-law, Margaret Ewing and Zelna Ewing, many nieces, nephews, other family members, and close friends. 

Funeral services for Mrs. Marion Barnes will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at the Chapel of J.C. Harwell & Son Funeral Home with Reverend Alan Barrett officiating.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, July 19, 2021 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm.  In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to be made to Rainbow Homeless Shelter located at, 7154 Turner Lake Circle SW. Covington, Ga 30014 and, Starrsville United Methodist Church Mission Fund located at 2786 Dixie Rd. Covington, Ga 30014.  J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home, TE Davis Funeral Services, 2157 East Street, SE, Covington, GA 30014.

As of April 8, 2021, Governor Brian Kemp has lifted the restrictions for large gatherings and other recommendations throughout Georgia.  However, we ask that you still be respectful of the family and others during this time. If you are sick, not feeling well, or have any symptoms of COVID 19, please do not attend the service or services.  If you feel the need to wear a mask, please do so.      



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July 19, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Chapel of J.C. Harwell & Son Funeral Home
2157 East Street, SE
Covington, GA 30014

Funeral Service
July 20, 2021

2:00 PM
Chapel of J.C. Harwell & Son Funeral Home
2157 East Street, SE
Covington, GA 30014

Video is available for this event


Rainbow Homeless Shelter
7154 Turner Lake Circle, SW, Covington GA 30014

Starrsville United Methodist Church Mission Fund
2786 Dixie Rd., Covington GA 30014

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