|Birth: ||Oct. 31, 1934|
|Death: ||Jan. 17, 2010|
Daily Post Athenian
Jan 17, 2010
Freida June East Barnett
Freida June East Barnett, 75, of Englewood, died Sunday night, Jan. 17, 2010, at Etowah Health Care Center.
A daughter of the late Bill and Minnie Riddle East, she was born in Narrows, Va., but lived most of her life in Englewood. She earned her bachelor's degree from Tennessee Wesleyan College and her master's degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She taught at Englewood Elementary School for 31 years, and was a member of Englewood United Methodist Church. She was an avid Lady Vols fan, and enjoyed reading, playing cards and spending time with her family. She will be remembered for her optimistic attitude, her sense of humor and her ability to provide love and understanding to her family and friends. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Brenda Barnett Hairrell.
Survivors include her husband of 59 years, James "Coach Red" Barnett of Englewood; one daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Bob Brimer of Knoxville; one son, David Barnett of Cleveland; grandchildren, Shelly Hairrell Choat of Englewood, Jake Hairrell and wife, Julie, of Decatur, Erin Brimer Marlow and husband, Daniel, of Knoxville, Josh Brimer and wife, Ashley, of Atlanta, Ga., Chelsey Brimer of Knoxville, and Darby Barnett of Cleveland; great-grandchildren, Mikayla and Madeline Choat, both of Englewood, Bella Marlowe of Knoxville, and Mary Jane Barnett of Cleveland; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Jane East Flowers and Linda East Coile and husband, Dennis, all of Englewood; nephews, Scott Slack of Madisonville, and Scott Coile of Athens; nieces, Caycie Crofts of Englewood, Keisha Halcomb of Cleveland, and Kim Mason of Athens; and a special friend and sister-in-law, Essie Barnett Goforth.
Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Tuesday in the South Chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Tallent and the Rev. Hugh Bryan officiating. Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in McMinn Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Witness Team at Englewood United Methodist Church, 14 S. Niota Rd., Englewood, TN 37329.
Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah is in charge of arrangements.
Raymond Brew East (1915 - 1990)
Minnie Sue Riddle East (1914 - 1995)
Brenda Joyce Barnett Hairrell (1952 - 1999)*
McMinn Memory Gardens
Created by: Glenda Rowland
Record added: Jan 18, 2010
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