Barnes spent his life helping other people
Barnes doing what he liked best, helping Century people
August 20, 2020
File photo by Joe Thomas
Former Century Mayor Benny Barnes died early Tuesday morning and is being remembered as a person who loved the city and especially loved the children who grew up in the community.
Barnes, 86, served on the Century Town Council from January, 1985 until January, 1989. He was appointed to filled the unexpired term of Mayor Eddie Ross, who died while serving as the city's mayor. Barnes went on to serve as Century's mayor from January, 1990 until December, 2003, when he decided not to run for re-election.
His wife, Edna Earle Barnes, said due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will not be an immedi...