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Malaco Records recording artist and gospel music legend Bishop F.C. Barnes passed on July 11, 2011 at age 82. Barnes began singing in quartets at age 14 and would later record eight albums with Rev. Janice Brown. That partnership produced Barnes’ most popular recording titled Rough Side of the Mountain, which sold over 500,000 copies and remained #1 on the gospel charts for over a year. He recorded a total of 15 albums during his legendary career, in addition to making numerous appearances on recordings with his son, Luther Barnes. The Stellar and Dove nominee’s most recent release titled Old Time Way was nominated for a Stellar award in 2010.

Memorial Service: Friday, July 15, 2011, 7:00 pm

Funeral Service: Saturday, July 16, 2011, 11:00 am:

All services will be held at:

Red Budd Holy Church

627 Cleveland Street

Rocky Mount, NC 27803

The funeral arrangements are being handled by:

Hamilton Funeral Chapel, Inc

726 S. Tarboro Street

Wilson, NC  27893


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