Mr. Barnette died Friday, April 27, 2012, at Stephens County Hospital.
Born Oct. 21, 1934, in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Ralph and Effie Bond Barnette. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Melissa Barnette.
Mr. Barnette was a member of Cool Springs United Methodist Church. He served as a music director for the Lord for 35 years. He retired from Pet Milk Company with 38-1/2 years of service.
Survivors include wife, Betty Ivie Barnette of Demorest; sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Tracey Barnette of Flowery Branch, and Timmy and Linda Barnette of Gainesville; brother, Ted Barnette of Auburn; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Those wishing to express online condolences may do so by visiting whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
The Northeast Georgian
May 2, 2012