Mr. Noel Alvin Barney Sr., 70 of Harmony, N.C., passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2020. Born in Rowan County on November 28, 1949, he was the son of the late James and Evelyn Barney. In addition to his parents, his wife, Sylvia Barney, and a sister, Ruth Barney, preceded Noel in death. He was a faithful member of Mountain View Baptist Church.

Noel loved being outdoors. After retiring from truck driving, he returned to gardening and farming. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. As long as he could wear his overalls, he was happy. Noel was a loving father and wonderful and caring grandfather.

Those left to cherish his memory include his sons, Noel Alvin Barney Jr. (Carey) and Daniel Adam Barney, both of Hamptonville, and Jesse Thomas Barney of Cooleemee, and daughter, Sandy McIntyre (Gerald) of Advance, all of whom were his pride and joy. He also leaves behind five grandchildren, Audrey McIntyre (Christopher Hundley), Madeline McIntyre, Aaron McIntrye, Jake  Barney and Calton Barney, along with his two sisters; Linda Kyles (Hubert) of Woodleaf and Dena Phelps (Charlie) of Cooleemee.

Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 12 noon on Thursday, October 22, 2020, at Mountain View Baptist Church, with Funeral Service immediately following the visitation. The family has requested you kindly remember Noel with memorials in his honor to Mountain View Baptist Church for the Life Center Building Fund, 1232 Mountain View Church, Hamptonville, N.C. or to Wanda Whitley in care of Jesse Barney.

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Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Barney family.

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