MARY E. BARNES CLIFTON, 65, passed from this life on
Sept. 18, 2015 with burial at the Evergreen Cemetery
in Ranger, TX.
Mary was born April 17, 1950 in Ranger, TX to James
William (Jr.) Barnes & Edna Mae Chandler Barnes. She
grew up and attended school in Ranger including Ranger
High School in the Class of 1968. In her younger years,
she participated in rodeos. Mary loved to go fishing
and enjoyed going to dances, mostly to people watch
and listen to the music. Mary loved county life and
all it entailed. She loved animals and raised cows
and took great pleasure in just going out to the farm
to feed and check on them. Mary worked for Eastland
Auction and Hollywood Vassarette before becoming the
Manager of Cowpokes Convenience Store in Cisco, TX.
Through the store Mary made many life-long friends
and will be missed by both her family & dear friends.
Mary is preceded in death by her parents and a half-
brother, J.L. Barnes (RHS-1953).
She is survived by two brothers: Bill Barnes (RHS-1972)
& wife Marsha, and Ben Barnes (RHS-1975), all of Ranger,
two nieces: Jennifer Mayes and husband Todd of Ranger
and Amanda Bernhard & husband Brad of Bastrop. Three
great-nieces: Reagan, Erin and Jordon Mayes and two
great nephews: Ethan Mayes and Hunter Bernhard and
one precious great-great nephew Cooper Mayes.