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Deborah Barnett, Johnson City

Published October 27th, 2011 10:22 pm

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race,
I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me
The crown of righteousness — 2 Timothy 4: 7-8
Deborah A. Johnson Barnett, 50, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at her residence.
She was a native of Terre Haute, Indiana, but had lived in Johnson City most of her life. Mrs. Barnett was a daughter of Barbara Campbell Walton, of Johnson City, and the late Jim Johnson. She had been employed at Murray Guard and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jonesborough.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a son, Matthew Edmunds; and a sister, Diana Hogan.
Survivors include her husband, Anthony “Smurf” Barnett; her mother, Barbara Walton; two sons, Shane Michael Edmunds, Terre Haute, IN, and Arthur Walton, of Elizabethton; two sisters, Kim Davies, of Johnson City, and Marcella Greenway and her husband, Scott, of Limestone; a brother, Theodore Hogan and his wife, Shirley, of South Carolina; a grandson, Shane Edmunds II; a granddaughter, Quira Edmunds; four nieces, Nicole and Michelle Wakefield and Caitlin and Cassi Walton; five nephews, Eric and Jason Davies, Kobey Walton, Brandon and Damian Greenway; her mother-in-law, Shelby Jean Barnett, of Johnson City; a sister-in-law, Lashay Barnett; also several great nieces and nephews.
The funeral service for Mrs. Barnett will be conducted at 2:00 PM Friday, October 28, 2011, in the Appalachian Funeral Home, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, with Dr. C.H. Charlton and Pastor Joel Cook officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 PM until service time and other times at the home of her mother, 110 W. Chestnut Street, Johnson City.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to the funeral home to help with the funeral expenses.
Condolences may be made online at
Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home, 108 W. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, is serving the Barnett family. 423-928-2245