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HORACE E. BARNETT Horace E. Barnett, age 95, died August 25, 2006. Born August 26, 1910 in Rome, Ga. to James Wyatt and Eugenia Morton Barnett. He graduated from Martha Berry School for Boys in 1932 and always attended annual Mountain Day and June alumni functions until this year. He came to Atlanta in 1932, met Lillian Ragan and married in 1936. He opened a furniture crafting shop, owned Ga Venetian Blind Mfg Co,, developer-builder of over 100 residential homes, a realtor and avid gardener. He is survived by 2 daughters and son-in-laws Diane and Cecil Rhodes, Julie and Daniel Parker, grandson Chris Rhodes and Stephanie, 2 great grandchildren Brittany and Nick Rhodes, sister Frankie Welch of Va, 3 nieces, 2 nephews and his best friend, Berry school buddy, Carl "Smiley" Paul who visited weekly to comfort and talk over Berry days. He was a charter member of Avondale Estates Baptist Church. His love and strong belief in Berry College principles was conyeved to all who knew him and was the foundation for his life. Graveside service at Eastview Cemetery Rome, Ga 2:00 PM Aug. 29th. Service officiated by Rev. Daniel J. Parker. In lieu of flowers donation in his memory may be made to Berry College Student Scholardhip Fund, P.O. Box 69 Mt. Berry, Ga 30149. Lowndes & McLane Funeral Home, Tucker, Ga
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Aug. 28, 2006