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Henlee Hulix Barnette

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BARNETTE, HENLEE HULIX, 93, of Louisville, died Wednesday, October 20, 2004, at his home. He was born on August 14, 1911, in Taylorsville, NC. Dr. Barnette committed his life to ministry as a Baptist ethicist, author, professor and preacher. His career spanned seven decades of Baptist history in the South. He graduated from Wake Forest College and received a Ph.D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also did advanced studies at Harvard, Columbia and the University of Florida. Dr. Barnette taught at Samford University and Stetson University and served as a professor of Christian ethics at Southern Baptist Seminary from 1951 to 1977. He was also a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Louisville Medical School. He was the author of many books, including "Introducing Christian Ethics," which has been used widely in college and seminary classrooms since its publication in 1961. His personal memoir, "A Pilgrimage of Faith: My Story," is being published this year by Mercer University Press. Dr. Barnette was preceded in death by his first wife, Charlotte Ford, and his second wife, Helen Poarch. He is survived by his sons, John (Janice), Wayne (Ann) and Jim (Deanna); his daughter, Martha and her partner, Debra Clem; and four grandchildren. His funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, October 25, 2004, at Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Avenue, with burial in Cave Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Pearson's, 149 Breckenridge Lane. Memorial gifts may be made to the Henlee Barnette Fund at Baptist Theological Seminary, 3400 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23227.
Published in The Courier-Journal on Oct. 22, 2004
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