Funeral services for James Barfield, Sr. 82, Lawrence will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 30, 2011 at St. Luke’s A.M.E. Church in Lawrence. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Barfield died June 23, 2011 at his home.
He was born on October 17, 1928 in Hollandale, MS the son of Jim & Rosie (Washington) Barfield.
James had been a resident of Lawrence since 1973.
He worked as an auto mechanic in Mississippi for 25 years and later worked for K-Mart as a fork lift operator for 22 years until he retired in 1995.
He married Georgia Anna Turner on December 8, 1948 in Greenville, MS. She preceded him in death on June 12, 1991.
Survivors include four daughters, Katherine Edwards, Hollandale, MS, Evelene Barfield, Toledo, OH, Beverly Mitchell, Detroit, MI, Dora Baker, Los Angeles, CA; seven sons, James Barfield, Jr., Wesley Earl Barfield, Leroy Barfield, all of Lawrence, KS, Henry Barfield, Thornton, CO, Roosevelt Barfield, Manassas, VA, Rev. Jim Barfield, Toledo, OH, Joe Lee Barfield, Omaha, NE; 35 grandchildren; more than 45 great grandchildren; three brothers, James Barfield, Marks, MS, Jerry Hunter and Eugene Hunter, both of Lawrence; five sisters, Amanda Barfield, Chicago, IL, Rosie Little, Georgia Ree Hunter, Mattie Turner, and husband, Aaron all of Lawrence, and Irene Lane, Topeka, KS. He was also preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Mattie Lee James, Leanne Barfield, and a brother, Osby Hunter.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to St. Luke’s A.M.E. Church and may be sent in care of the mortuary.