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Shelby Barnette

December 25, 1942 — August 17, 2019

Shelby Barnette – Church Hill, TN

Shelby Irene (Overbey) Barnette, 76, Church Hill, TN passed away, Sunday, August 17, 2019 at her residence.

Shelby was born in Hawkins County, TN, December 25, 1942 and was the daughter of the late Rev. Herman and Ruby Irene (Smith) Overbey.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Roy McKinley Barnette; and sisters, Barbara Cloud and Reba Greer; niece, Faye Rimer; and friend and caregiver, Clayton Salling preceded her in death.
She is survived by her daughter, Retha Sams, Mount Carmel, TN and adopted daughter/granddaughter, Rebecca Barnette, Church Hill, TN; grandchildren, Austin Wade Rhoton, Zane Allan Johnson, and Ruben Hunter Johnson; sister, Brenda Dinsmore and husband, Ralph, Rogersville, TN; and brother, Glenn Herman Overbey and wife, Mary, Church Hill, TN; best friend, Vickie Manis, Church Hill, TN; her first husband and father of her daughter, Harrison Fugate, Jr., Church Hill, TN; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the Gate City Funeral Home, and other times at the residence of Retha Sams. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Ed McClain officiating. True Faith Quartet will provide the music
Graveside services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Hawkins County Memorial Gardens, Surgoinsville, TN. Todd Manning, Kevin Overbey, Michael Johnson, Jesse Howerton, Dewayne Arnold, and Adam Arnold; and honorary pallbearers, Larry Manis and Dennis Housewright
Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.

An online guest register is available for the Barnett family at
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Shelby Irene (Overbey) Barnette.
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