Mary Elizabeth Barnette

December 25, 1934December 28, 2011

Mary Elizabeth Barnette, 77, of Kingsport, entered into rest on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at the Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center. She was a Sullivan County native and the daughter of the late William and Sally Murray. Mrs. Barnette was of the Baptist faith. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Andrew Hutchins and her second husband, Bill Barnette, along with three brothers, Orb Murray, Kenneth Murray and Mack Murray. Survivors include her daughters, Linda Ferguson and Betty East, two sons, LeRoy Hutchins and David Hutchins, 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren along with several special nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life service for Mary Barnette will be conducted on Friday, December 30, 2011 at 7:00 pm in the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Tommy Williams officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be held on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 11:00 am in East Lawn Memorial Park. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers. Everyone is asked to assemble at the cemetery by 10:45 am. The family would like to send a special thank you to Mrs. Barnette’s special care givers: Lori Brooks, Angelia Ferguson and Regina Crawford. Please visit to leave a condolence for the family. East Lawn Funeral Home is honored to serve the Barnette family.


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January 22, 2012

I am so sorry i didn't even know :-( i was trying to find her number then i saw this saad i was going to call and go see her then this bomb are you all doing ..locate me on facebook Angela barnette Daddy loved her soooo much as she did what a sad day for me ..i loved liz so much and sorry you all had to go thru this, wish i could have been there for you as you were for us when daddy died

BeLinda Meade

January 4, 2012

Dear Linda and family,

I am so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. I know you have been having a hard time with sadness. Please know to always hold on to her memory in your heart and she will always be with you. Lean on the Lord and he will guide you through this time of sorrow. Prayers go out to you and your family.

BeLinda Meade

Millie & Kyle Baxter

December 30, 2011

Dave & Family
Just to let you all know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. What little time I had knowing Miss Liz, I found her to be a kind,and thoughtful lady. It's hard to understand but God needed another angel to help fight the battles here on this earth. She was very special to me and I loved her dearly.