Eleanora Jacqulyn "Jackie" Barnett
May 4, 2012
Eleanora Jacqulyn \"Jackie\" Barnett
May 4, 2012
Eleanora Jacqulyn \"Jackie\" Barnett, 77, of Athens, died Friday, May 4, 2012, at NHC Health Care of Athens.
A native of Monroe County and a resident of McMinn County since 1952, she was a daughter of the late Claude Maynard and Gertie Jackson Purdy, and was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Herman B. Barnett, on Aug. 21, 2009; three sisters, Kathleen Clevenger, Shirley Sledge and Annabelle Thomas; and one brother, Landon Purdy. She was a member of East Athens Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Doug Jones of Franklin, and Donna and Steve Gilliam of Athens; four grandchildren, Nicole Passarella and her husband, Nick, Brittany Groves and her husband, Chris, Holly Gilliam and Haley Gilliam; five great-grandchildren, Zack Passarella, Issac Passarella, Maggie Passarella, Audrey Groves and Eli Groves; one brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Carolyn Purdy of Dalton, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to the staff and employees of NHC Health Care of Athens.
Graveside services were 3 p.m. Sunday at McMinn Memory Gardens with the Rev. Glenn Gregg officiating.
The family received friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the McMinn Regional Humane Society, P.O. Box 7, Athens, TN 37371-0007.
Those who were unable to attend may send condolences at www.laycock-hobbs.com
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home of Athens was in charge of arrangements.