Claude Christopher Barnwell

May 6, 1962 - September 24, 2009
Claude Christopher Barnwell

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Claude ìChrisî Barnwell, 47, of Hendersonville has gone to be with his loved ones and rest in peace with Jesus Christ, on Thursday evening, September 24, 2009 after an accident.

A lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was a wonderful and loving son of Barbara Sargent Barnwell of Hendersonville and the late Horace Barnwell who died in 2007. He was also preceded in death by his grandmother, Estelle Virginia Redden Sargent and his uncle, Bob Sargent.

After he graduated from East Henderson High School in 1979, he served in the US Army. He attended Kingís Grove Baptist Church.

He is survived in addition to his mother, by a very special niece, Caitlyn Ann Barnwell; his two sisters, Lee Ann Barnwell Zimmerman and Deborah Buckner; and a brother, David Barnwell.

A memorial service will be held at 3PM on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at Kingís Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Philip Cappell will officiate. Following the service, the family will receive friends at the home of his uncle, Tom Sargent.

Memorials may be made to the Blue Ridge Humane Society, 88 Centipede Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28792.


Saturday, October 3, 2009
12:00 AM

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  • October 01, 2009
    Nancy Dowler (Smith) says:
    Chris and i grew up as best friend's..He will be greatly missed..My prayers are with the family..

  • October 04, 2009
    Terry Baker says:
    I am sorry that Chris has left our life here on earth, but I am happy that he will see his heavenly Father. Chris loved life and always could make one smile. He loved his Mother so very much.I feel blessed to have known him.

  • October 03, 2009
    Caitlyn Barnwell says:
    chris i love you and im gonna miss you so much.

  • October 03, 2009
    Dora Golightly Womack says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all! Rest in Peace, Chris.

  • October 02, 2009
    sandra robertson says:
    I am really sorry for your loss Barbara. Chris was a really great guy.