Class of 1938
|Retired Howard & Jobe store sales
clerk Lavenia Barnett Wyatt, 91, of Paris died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at
Paris Healthcare Center.
She was married on Dec. 21, 1941, to George Fain Wyatt, who survives.
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ridgeway Funeral Home.
Trent Bullock will officiate. Entombment will follow in Rose Lawn Mausoleum.
Named as pallbearers are Chris, Brad and James Ridgeway, Jeff Wyatt, Gerald Barnett and Karonel Plott.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Born March 4, 1920, in Paris, she was a daughter of the late Homer Richard Barnett and Hallie Douglass Barnett.
Wyatt was a member of First Baptist Church, where she was the second-grade Sunday school teacher for many years and was active in the mission group. She was an avid walker at the church’s Christian Life Center, earning a “I walked across Tennessee T-shirt.” She retired after 25 years with Howard & Jobe.
She also leaves one daughter: Lanita Carol (T. Leon) Ridgeway of Paris; one son: George Richard “Dickie” (Janet) Wyatt of Brentwood; five grandchildren: Chris (Debbie) Ridgeway, Brad (Angie) Ridgeway, Jennifer Kamps, Jamie Wyatt and Jeff (Kaci) Wyatt; and seven great-grandchildren: James, Jonathan, Eli and Ali Ridgeway, Kaydee and Aidan Wyatt and Ashley Kamps.
She also was preceded in death by a sister: Annie Lee Barnett; and a brother: William Lathal Barnett.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 313 N. Poplar St., Paris.
Reprinted from THE PARIS
December 19, 2011 Edition ~ Used by Permission
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