MYRTLE BEACH—Howard W. Barnes, 78, died Feb. 6.

He was born Dec. 21, 1941, in Santa Ana, California, the son of the late Vernon Delton Barnes and the late Maude Fare Sroka.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by wife Paulette Barnes and sister Gloria Jean Barnes.

He retired from the U.S. Navy where he served for more than 20 years on a nuclear submarine. He worked for the Conway Police Department, AVX Corporation and several other occupations before retiring.

Left to cherish his memory are daughters Tammie Bayles (Joey) of Verdigris, Oklahoma, and Pamela Huff (John) of Myrtle Beach; son Wesley Barnes of Myrtle Beach; grandchildren Delton Barnes of Myrtle Beach and Samantha Bayles of Verdigris and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Services will be private. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project at <https://support. Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

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