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Margie Emma Hulsey Barnett, 94, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018, at Homestead Hills Retirement Center in Winston-Salem. A native of Habersham County, GA, she was born February 25, 1924, the daughter of the late Ezra Hulsey and Eunice Perry Hulsey. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, George William Barnett; one son, George Melvin Barnett; a great grandchild, Noell; one sister, Clara; and five brothers: Herbert, Jeff, Rudolph, Minuard and Everett.

After graduating from Habersham County Schools, she continued her education at North Georgia Tech and Vocational School and obtained a degree in nursing. Although she wasn't a veteran, she worked in the ship building area as an iron worker during World War II where she met her future husband, an Army Veteran, in Savannah, GA. Her nursing career included service with Stephens County Hospital and Coats & Clark, Inc., and she was a saw blade specialist with Vermont American Company, all in Toccoa, GA. She also utilized her nursing skills and provided primary care for her husband the last five years of his life. She loved gardening and had a "green thumb." Cooking for her family and her grandchildren was also a joy for her. She was a member of Ijames Baptist Church of Mocksville.

Her memory will be cherished by her son, Clyde Leroy Barnett of Newnan, GA; three daughters, Margaret Barnett Zadel of Winston-Salem, Regina Barnett Nunn of Clarksville, GA, and Lydia Barnett Gastley of Winston-Salem; one brother, Julian Hulsey of Mount Airy, GA; two sisters, Thenia Hulsey Tilson of Mount Airy, GA and Jean Hulsey Purcell of Winterville, GA; 14 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1:00 PM Friday, June 22, officiated by Rev. Kevin Gastley, at which time she will be laid to rest with her late husband at Salisbury National Cemetery.

An additional memorial service will be held in Margie's hometown on Saturday, June 23, at 11:30 AM at Glade Creek Baptist Church, 884 Toccoa Hwy., Mount Airy, GA 30563.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to either: Ijames Baptist Church, 477 Sheffield Rd., Mocksville, NC 27028, or Glade Creek Baptist Church, 884 Toccoa Hwy., Mount Airy, GA 30563, or to the Hospice of donor's choice.

Davie Funeral Service is serving the Barnett family. Condolences may be posted online at www.daviefuneralservice.com.

This announcement is a courtesy of Whitlock Mortuary.

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