George Ernest Balentine

George Ernest Balentine or “Barney” as he was affectionately known by all, a resident of Thatcher, passed into the eternities Thursday evening, April 30, 2020, at the Tucson Medical Center, following a brief illness. Barney was 73.

A celebration of Barney’s life will be conducted Saturday, June 27, 2020, at 11:30 a.m., at the True Hope Fellowship in Safford.  

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Arrangements are entrusted to Vining Funeral Home.