She was born on Feb. 19, 1926 in Deland, Fla., to Edgar Hall and Nina Brooks Hall.
Mrs. Barnett grew up in Montgomery, Ala., and Atlanta.
She attended Valdosta College, Rhinehart College in Waleska, Georgia and earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in education at West Georgia College.
Mrs. Barnett spent a long career as an elementary and high school teacher, teaching in Polk County at Fish Creek, Cedar Lake, and
Cedartown High School, and then in Fitzgerald, Ga., at Worth Academy, and in Tifton at Tift Area Academy. After retiring, she volunteered
as a reading tutor at Carrollton Elementary School.
In addition to her career as a teacher she was a willing volunteer at her churches, First Methodist Church of Cedartown, and later, at Tabernacle Baptist Church of Carrollton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Allene Hall Burks and Lynn Hall Matthews; stepmother, Alene Hall, and a cousin.
She is survived by her husband, Dil Barnett of Carrollton; son, Glenn Barnett of Waynesville, N.C.; daughter and son-in-law, Carol Barnett Jackson and Daniel Jackson of Carrollton and several grandchildren, great-granchildren and extended relatives.
A celebration service was held on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Tabernacle Baptist Church. The service was conducted by the Rev. Charles Cox Mrs. Barnett’s son-in-law, Daniel Jackson spoke on behalf of the family. Jan Adams gave piano selections and meditations.
Pallbearers were Russ Jackson, Chris Nalls, Rick Logan, Tommy Godfrey, Sam Hall and Ken Knox Jr.
Burial was at Carroll Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Group of Carroll County, P.O. Box 1273, Carrollton, Georgia 30112 or to the Carroll County FERST Foundation, P.O Box 1922, Carrollton, Georgia 30112.
Messages of condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.almonfuneralhome.com.
The Almon Funeral Home of Carrollton was in charge of arrangements.