James M. Barner, Jr.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

James M. Barner, Jr. of Joiner was born June 22, 1977, in West Memphis to James and Patricia Ford Barner. He was a graduate of Rivercrest High School, studied computer network engineering technology at ASUN-Newport and was employed at Hytrol Conveyor in Jonesboro. James was of the Baptist faith and was an active member of First Missionary Baptist Church at Frenchmanís Bayou where he played the drums.

On Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, James passed away at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville at the age of 43. He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Ford Barner.

Jamesí passing will forever leave a void in the hearts of his father, James M. Barner, Sr. of the home; his loving sister, Lydia Barner of Wilson; two nieces that he loved dearly, Demarya Barner and DaizíJah Shumpert, both of Conway; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins other relatives and friends.

A walk-through visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 15, from 5-7 p.m. in the chapel of McDonald-Horne Funeral Home, 1207 South Division Street, Blytheville.

Private funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Jan. 16, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of McDonald Horne Funeral Home, Reverend Jimmy Johnson will deliver the eulogy with burial to follow in First Missionary Baptist Church at Frenchmanís Bayou Cemetery.

In accordance with the State of Arkansas and CDC guidelines as related to COVID-19 the practice social distancing will be observed. Face masks are required to enter the building and must be worn at all times.

McDonald-Horne Funeral Home is in charge of all services and arrangements.