Margie Emma Hulsey Barnett

Published 3:20 pm Monday, June 18, 2018

Margie Emma Hulsey Barnett, 94, of Mocksville, died on Monday, June 11, 2018 at Homestead Hills Retirement Center in Winston-Salem.

A native of Habersham County, Ga., she was born Fe. 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; a son, George Melvin Barnett; a great-grandchild, Noel; a sister, Clara; and 5 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 bachelor’s 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. She served as a nurse with Coats & Clark and Vermont American in Toccoa, Ga., for 30 years. She 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 a joy. She was a member of Ijames Baptist Church.

Survivors: her son, Leroy Barnett of Newnan, Ga.; 3 daughters, Margaret Barnett Zadel of Winston-Salem, Regina Barnett Nunn of Clarksville, Ga., and Lydia Barnett Gastley of Winston-Salem; a brother, Julian Hulsey of Mount Airy, Ga.; 2 sisters, Thenia Hulsey Tilson of Mount Airy, Ga. and Jean Hulsey Purcell of Athens, Ga.; 14 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, June 22, officiated by the 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 a.m. at Glade Creek Baptist Church, 884 Toccoa Hwy., Mount Airy, GA 30563.