Tifton Gazette

Obituaries

December 17, 2012

Emily Claire Hall Barnett

CARROLLTON — Emily Claire Hall Barnett, age 86, of Carrollton, formerly of Cedartown passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Mrs. Barnett’s celebration service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Tabernacle Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the Parlor at Tabernacle prior to the service. The Rev. Charles Cox will conduct the service, with remarks on behalf of the family by Mrs. Barnett’s son-in-law, Daniel Jackson.  Mrs. Jan Adams will offer piano selections and meditations. Burial will follow at Carroll Memory Gardens.

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 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 at Worth Academy, and in Tifton at Tiftarea Academy.  After retiring, Mrs. Barnett continued to give of herself to children, volunteering as a reading tutor at Carrollton Elementary School and H. A. Jones Elementary School in Bremen. Many students fondly and thankfully remember the help and nurturing Mrs. Barnett gave them as they strived to improve as readers.

In addition to her career as a teacher, Mrs. Barnett was a devoted mother and a willing volunteer at her churches, First Methodist Church of Cedartown, and later in life at Tabernacle Baptist Church of Carrollton.

Mrs. Barnett is preceded in death by her parents, by her sisters, Allene Hall Burks and Lynn Hall Matthews, as well as by her stepmother, Alene Hall, and a special cousin, Jane Knox.

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, grandchildren and their spouses, Katie Jackson Nalls (Chris) of Carrollton and Tete, Mozambique, and Russ Jackson (Karen) of Newnan. In addition, Mrs. Barnett is survived by four great granddaughters, Abigail and Emma Claire Nalls, and Lucy Kate and Andie Jackson, a niece, Nancy Burks Logan and a number of cousins and friends.

The family wishes to express appreciation to the staff of Carrollton Manor for their loving attention to Mrs. Barnett during her time as a resident with them over the past four years.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Group of Carroll County, P.O. Box 1273, Carrollton, Ga. 30112 or to the Carroll County FERST Foundation, P.O Box 1922, Carrollton, Ga. 30112.

Messages of condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.almonfuneralhome.com.

Almon Funeral Home of Carrollton has charge of arrangements.

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