Don T. Barnes

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 5, 2007

ROCKY MOUNT – Don Thompson Barnes, 59, of Rocky Mount, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, at his home.

Born Sept. 5, 1947, in Montgomery, Ala., Mr. Barnes was the son of Don R. Barnes and Peggy Dulaney Barnes of High Point. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was a member of the CB Band.

Mr. Barnes received a Bachelor of Arts degree at Catawba College in Salisbury and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. While studying theater, he was managing director of Burnsville Playhouse in Burnsville. He was also associated with other theaters during his career, The Andy Griffith Theater, the Oak Ridge Theater in Tennessee and the Tank Theater in Rocky Mount. He was instrumental in the forming of Rocky Mount Theater in Rocky Mount, where he was managing director.

In addition to his parents, survivors are sister Patricia B. Temple and husband Herbert of Archdale and several nephews and nieces.

Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point is in charge of arrangements.