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Raymond Whitney Barnes Jr., 89, Pompano Beach, Fla.

The Rev. Raymond Whitney Barnes Jr., 89, of Pompano Beach, Fla., died Oct. 19, 2012, in Pompano Beach.

He was rector at Christ Episcopal Church in La Plata from 1959 to1970.

Born and raised in Syracuse, N.Y., he attended Syracuse University and graduated from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. He received a masterís of divinity degree from the Union Theological Seminary in New York in 1950. Having served in parishes in Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., he came to La Plata in 1959. In 1970, he served at Trinity Church in Natchez, Miss., and at St. Paulís in Woodville, Miss. After retiring in 1990, he lived in New Orleans and Portsmouth, Va., before retiring to Florida.

Memorial services are being held in Lighthouse Point, Fla., and in Virginia. Burial will be at Abingdon Episcopal Church in Gloucester County, Va.