Charles E. Barrett, age 90, of Carnesville, formerly of Cornelia, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at a private care facility following an extended illness.
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Mr. Barrett was born on Nov. 1, 1917, in White County to the late Gilbert and Molly Oaks Barrett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Barrett; his sisters, Kathleen Hulsey and Rosa Lee Barrett; and a grandchild, Christopher Poole. Mr. Barrett was a U.S. Army Air Force World War II veteran, having served as a member of the West Coast Defense Command. He was a member of the Hebron Lodge No. 564 F. & A.M. and the Red Hill Chapter No. 417 Order of the Eastern Star. Mr. Barrett was a farmer and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Sally Barrett, Carnesville; his sons, Kelvin Poole, Crawford, Kerwin Herrin, Flowery Branch, Jonathan Barrett, Carnesville, and Edward Barrett, Carnesville; his sister, Montine Copeland, Gainesville; his brothers, James Barrett and Tom Barrett, both of Gainesville; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, from the Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, with the Rev. John Humphries, the Rev. Keith Frank and Mr. Kerwin Herrin officiating. Interment will follow in Yonah Memorial Gardens with full military honors provided by the Rabun County DAV Chapter No. 15 and the Habersham County American Legion Post No. 84.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice. Those wishing to express condolences to the family may do so by visiting www.whitfield
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel - Demorest
245 Hwy. 441 South 245 Central Avenue/P.O. Box 58 Demorest, GA 30535
Published in gainesvilletimes.com on Dec. 4, 2007