Obit: Shirley Barnett

Obit: Shirley Barnett

December 5th, 2018 in Obituaries
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SPRING CITY — Shirley Travis Barnett, 88, of Oak Ridge and formerly of Spring City, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at her residence. A lifetime resident of Spring City, Shirley was the daughter of the late Lester Theo and Lena Mary Patten Travis. She was a graduate of Rhea Central High School. Shirley was a teacher’s aid for 21 years and retired from the Rhea County Department of Education. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Spring City, where she taught the Beginner’s Sunday School Class and served as a G. A. leader. Shirley was a former member of the Rhea County Crewettes. She loved to knit and crochet, play golf and travel. Shirley and her late husband, Ted, spent their winters in Florida for many years. Shirley enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Haskell A. “Ted” Barnett; son, Travis H. Barnett Sr.; sisters, Helen Travis, Maxine White, Imogene Powell and Anne Roddy; and brothers, Joe Travis and Bobby Travis. Survivors include her son, Lester (Susan) Barnett, of Lenior City; sisters, Lennie Alice Sneed and Bennie (Bobby) Aikman, both of Dayton; and grandchildren, Jeremy Scott (Melissa) Barnett and Travis Haskell Barnett; great-grandchildren, Sean and Michelle Barnett; and special friend, Nancy Knox, of Spring City. Funeral services are Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Rev. Brian Price officiating. Interment will follow in the Spring City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Vaughn Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 127, Spring City, TN 37381. Vaughn Funeral Home, Spring City, Tennessee, is in charge of arrangements. Please share your condolences and memories of Shirley on our website www.vaughn-funeral-home.com


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