BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Lois Griffin Barnes, wife of Robert H. Barnes, passed away peacefully May 20, 2006, at her home. She was born Oct. 2, 1931, in Bangor, the daughter of the late Dudley R. and Louise Nickerson Griffin. She graduated from Bangor High School in 1949 and attended Peabody College. She descended from a line of New England sea captains. She had been an avid camper at Girl Scout Camp Natarswi at the foot of Mount Katahdin. She had been active in Girl Scouts, Garden Club, her church, and was an avid fan of Vanderbilt athletics and whatever sports her grandchildren were playing. She was a swimmer with Music City Masters and coached swimming for two years at Franklin Road Academy. She loved nature, hiking, canoeing and fishing with her husband. She had a much cherished cottage retreat on Green Lake in Ellsworth. She was a member of Brentwood Baptist Church and was a life member of the Belmont Auxiliary and Tennessee Chapter of the Mayflower Society. Her family was active in the Penobscot Marine Museum and Bangor Historical Society. She was predeceased by a daughter, Cathy B. St. Pierre; two sisters, Elinor Griffin and Ruth Grant. She is survived by a son, Stephen and his wife, Susan Barnes; daughter, Nancy and her husband, Michael McMillen; five grandchildren, Samuel, Sara, Susanna Barnes, Russell and Robert McMillen; sister, Grace Dudley Griffin of Nashville, Tenn.; stepsister, Elizabeth Pugsley of Auburn. Services were held May 23, at Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood Tenn., with interment services after in Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. Services were provided by Brentwood-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home, 9010 Church St. East, Brentwood, Tenn. A Dignity Memorial Provider.