Monday 4:04pm
March 30, 2015
Currently 68°F

Carlton Benjamin Barnes, 69

Passed Away: 01/29/2013

Carlton “Bully” Benjamin Barnes, age 69, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013.

The son of the late Shorty Benjamin and Arvie Chester Barnes, Carlton was a native of Lumpkin County, and was retired from his grading business, Barnes Grading. He had a love for Bluegrass music and played many instruments. He was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church in Forsyth County.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Garrison Barnes; son, Belton Barnes, Dahlonega, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Delena and Randy Wilson, Patti and Ricky Smith, of Murrayville, GA, Loretta and Daniel Garrett, Dahlonega, GA, Shelia and Brian Groves, Sardis, GA; brother and sister-in-law, Buddy and Elaine Barnes, Dawsonville, GA; and sister and brother-in-law, Lorene and Morris Henderson, Cumming, GA. 13 grandchildren, one great grandchild, several nieces and nephews, and a number of other relatives also survive.

A celebration of Carlton’s life will be held at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega from 4PM until 9PM on Wednesday, January 30.

A family memorial will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be made at

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega is in charge of the arrangements.

Funeral Information

Back to Obituaries

  • Click here
  • Click here
  • Click here
  • Click here
  • Click here
Gainesville, GA 30501
Wind: NW 12 mph
Dew point: 38°F