Obituary: Esterlene Barnett, 91


Esterlene Barnett, age 91, of Chapmansboro, Tennessee, died Saturday, May 22, 2021 at her home.


Mrs. Barnett was born on November 12, 1929 in Robertson County, Tennessee to the late Robert & Alice Gower Ellis. She was a loving and hardworking homemaker; sewed beautiful handmade quilts, and was affectionately known to her grandchildren as “Granny Bee.” She was a member of Oaklawn Free Will Baptist Church.


In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, E.J. Barnett; infant son, Ennis Richard Barnett; grandson, Landon Ross; and brother, Don Ellis.


Mrs. Barnett is survived by her children, Dianne (Donnie) White, Mark (Paula) Barnett, Jay (Baye) Barnett, and Dell (David) Ross; brothers & sisters, Marjorie June (Stanley) Crutcher, Evangeline Clinard, Robert Bell Ellis, Dimple Balthrop, Welbur Ellis, Joe Bailey (Jerri) Ellis, Bonnie Balthrop, and Jewel (Frances) Ellis; grandchildren, Derrick (Jana) White, Allison (David) Benham, Matthew Akin, Alan (Jessica) Barnett, Emily (Andrew) Gordon, Jay Von (Monica) Barnett, Megan (Josh) Shepard, Jake Barnett, Preston Barnett, Rachel Barnett, Hannah Barnett, Wesley (Emily) Ross, and Austin Ross (Logan Haley); fifteen great-grandchildren; and many nieces & nephews.


The family wishes to say a special “Thank You” to Amber, Doris, & Maria of Adoration Hospice for their loving care & support.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Oaklawn Free Will Baptist Church, 1280 Oaklawn Road, Chapmansboro, TN 37035.


AUSTIN & BELL FUNERAL HOME in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146 (615) 746-4433 www.austinandbell.com