Irene Barnett

KINGS MOUNTAIN - Irene Leigh Barnett, 92, a resident of Kings Mountain, died July 27, 2014, at her home.

She was a a native of Cleveland County, daughter of the late Martin and Canses Harmon Leigh.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Richard E. Bar-nett, her daughter, Brenda Swan, brothers, Hub Leigh, Howard Leigh, James "Jim" Leigh, William Leigh, sisters, Eva Moss, Lucy Lockridge and Elizabeth McDaniel. She was a homemaker and a member of Sec-ond Baptist Church in Kings Mountain. Irene loved gardening, collecting rocks and camping.

Survivors include her daughter, Kaye Rosenblatt, Charlotte; sister, Betty Jo Carroll, Kings Mountain; grandchildren, Craig Bradford Swan, Charlotte, John Rosenblatt, Charlotte; great-grandchildren, Saylor Swan, Sierra Swan and Brewington Rosenblatt; loving caregiver, Janice Crocker, Kings Mountain; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Janice Crocker for her loving and compassion-ate care she has given to Mr. and Mrs. Barnett over the past nine years.

A graveside service will be held 11 am. Wednesday at Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain with the Rev. James Lochridge officiating.

Visitation will be immediately after the graveside service.

Interment will be at Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain.

Memorials may made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.

A guest register is available at

Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain.

Funeral Home

Harris Funeral Home, Inc.
108 South Piedmont Ave.  Kings Mountain, NC 28086
(704) 739-2591

Published in Shelby Star on July 29, 2014