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William Eugene “Gene” Barnette

William Eugene "Gene" Barnette, 75, of Stockbridge, died Sunday, May 6, 2012. 

He was born in Jonesboro, to the late Wilson and Louise Morgan Barnette. Gene was a member of Jonesboro First United Methodist Church for 56 years, and a member of Stockbridge First United Methodist Church for the past five years. He was also a long-time member of the Lake Spivey Golf Association.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Barbara Barnette; a daughter and son-in-law, Rena and David Grace; a son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Donna Barnette; grandchildren, Patrick Grace, Mallory Grace, Brett Barnette, and Ashley Johnson and her husband, Clark; great-grandchildren, Isabelle and Brennen Johnson; and a sister, Carolyn.

Memorial Services will be held at 3 p.m., on Tuesday, May 8, at the Stockbridge First United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday prior to the service, from 1:30 p.m., until 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vitas Hospice, 931 Rock Quarry Road, Stockbridge, Ga., 30281, or Stockbridge First United Methodist Church, 4863 N. Henry Blvd., Stockbridge, Ga., 30281.

The online guest book may be signed at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, (770) 914-1414.