Mary Elizabeth Barnette, 77, of Kingsport, entered into rest on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. She was a Sullivan County native and the daughter of the late William and Sally Murray. Mrs. Barnette was of the Baptist faith.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Andrew Hutchins and her second husband, Bill Barnette, along with three brothers, Orb Murray, Kenneth Murray and Mack Murray.
Survivors include her daughters, Linda Ferguson and Betty East, two sons, LeRoy Hutchins and David Hutchins, 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren along with several special nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life service for Mary Barnette will be conducted on Friday, December 30, 2011 at 7:00 pm in the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Tommy Williams officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be held on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 11:00 am in East Lawn Memorial Park. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers. Everyone is asked to assemble at the cemetery by 10:45 am.
The family would like to send a special thank you to Mrs. Barnette's special care givers: Lori Brooks, Angelia Ferguson and Regina Crawford.
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