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Nelly Campbell Barnes

December 8, 2022

Nelly Campbell Barnes, age 78, of Shelbyville, passed from this life Thursday, December 8, 2022, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center surrounded by the loving care and comfort of her family.
She was born April 3, 1944, in Woodbury, TN to the late Rye and Mary Gunter Campbell. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by: beloved husband of 27 years, Edmund A. Barnes, two infant brothers and grandson, John Taylor LaBrec.
Nelly was a graduate of Woodbury Central High School Class of 1962. She began her working career at Jennings Motors in Woodbury. After moving to Shelbyville, she worked at the Times-Gazette. She was a bookkeeper since the age of 18 and loved serving her community. She retired from Shelbyville Power System with 31 years of service, retired from Walmart with 22 years and had worked various positions with The Celebration through 2019. She loved her family, friends, antique shopping, driving her Corvette and entering car shows. She enjoyed road trips and working with her flowers and was a volunteer as a Pink Lady at the local hospital for 12 years.
She loved living in Bedford County where she was a member of First United Methodist Church, Shelbyville Woman’s Club and a previous member of the Kiwanis Club and Celebration City Car Club.
She is survived by: her four children, Lisha (Jim) LaBrec of Franklin, Bryan Preston of Shelbyville, Mark Preston (Angie) of Columbia, and Allison (Rob) Abbott of Raleigh, NC; six grandchildren, Ashley Preston, Andrew Preston, Kyle Preston, Kara Preston, Annabelle Abbott, Campbell Abbott; many cousins throughout TN and KY, and her beloved dog, Lucy.
Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, December 17, 2022, in the Chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Rev. Lanita Monroe officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, and beginning 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17.
Memorial donations may be made to Bedford Cancer Foundation at www.bedfordcancerfoundation.org or by mail: P.O. Box 1523, Shelbyville, TN 37162 or to the Shelbyville-Bedford County Humane Association at www.shelbyvillebedfordhumane.org or by mail: P.O. Box 391, Shelbyville, TN 37162.
Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.