Anita Barnett

September 9, 1929July 4, 2019

Anita Ross Barnett, age 89, of Gadsden, passed away on Thursday July 4, 2019. Funeral Service will be 2pm Monday, July 8, at Collier Butler Chapel. Rev. Mat Alexander will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 12 until the hour of service. Burial will be in Forrest Cemetery. Collier Butler Funeral Home will direct services. Mrs. Barnett was a native and lifelong resident of Gadsden. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Gadsden where she served with grade 1 of the Sunday School for 30 years, She was a member of the Rejoice Sunday School Class. After graduating from Gadsden public Schools, she attended the University of Alabama where she belonged to the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. She was past president of the Gadsden Service Guild (1961), and member of 21 Supper Club. She is preceded by her husband George W. Barnett; parents Della Ruth and Gus D. Ross, Sr.; and brother Gus D. Ross, Jr. Survivors include niece Donna R. Copeland of Arab, AL; great nephew Seth R. Copeland (Deanne) of Arkansas; great niece Anna Copeland of Mobile, AL; great grandnieces Anaca Copeland and Cadence Copeland; great grandnephews, Breckin Copeland and Daxton Copeland; and a host of cousins. We wish to thank our wonderful caregivers Gloria Thomas Hayes, Tina Finch, Breanna Naylor and Kelsey Lee and Hannah Handy and the Amedisys team. Honorary pallbearers are Kent Back, Roger Boatner, Bob Guyton, Gill Isbell, Hal Isbell, Dr. Gordon Isbell III, Sanford A. Willis, Dr. Rex Wilson, James C. Stivender. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the First Baptist Church of Gadsden, John Croyle's Big Oak Ranch, or a favorite charity. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Barnett family.


  • George W. Barnett, Husband
  • Gus D. Ross Sr., Father
  • Della Ruth Ross, Mother
  • Gus D. Ross Jr., Brother
  • Donna R. Ross, Niece
  • Seth R. (Deanne) Copeland, Great Nephew
  • Anna Copeland, Great Niece
  • Anaca Copeland, Great Grandniece
  • Cadence Copeland, Great Grandniece
  • Breckin Copeland, Great Grandnephew
  • Daxton Copeland, Great Grandnephew
  • A Host of Cousins

  • First Baptist Church of Gadsden
  • John Croyle Big Oak Ranch


  • Visitation Monday, July 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 8, 2019


Anita Barnett

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