May 3, 1935 - May 6, 2021
Rev. John Henry “Johnny” Barrett, age 86, of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, May 6, 2021 at his home following an extended illness. Born May 3, 1935 in Maysville, he was the son of the late Grady and Mattie Parr Barrett. He was an ordained minister with the Congregational Holiness Church. During a ministry that spanned more than sixty years, he served as pastor to congregations in Hiawassee, Greensboro, Hogansville, Canon, Union Point, and Baldwin. He worked in the textile industry as the cutting room supervisor for Orbit Manufacturing, Tibro Manufacturing, and Tugaloo River Boxer Company for several years. While pastoring Union Point Worship Center, he also worked as maintenance supervisor for the Greene County Housing Authority. Rev. Barrett was a member of New Vision Worship Center. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years: Drucilla Ivester Barrett; granddaughter: Kristy Umbehant; brothers: James Barrett, Donnie Barrett (Jeanette), and Jimmy Barrett; and sisters: Mildred Filyaw (George) and Joyce Thompson (Doug); brother-in-law: Jerry Williamson; sister-in-law: Sandra Barrett. He is survived by daughters & sons-in-law: Teresa & Mickey Umbehant, Tammy & Mike Murray, and Melissa & David Klopschinski; sister: Betty Williamson; brothers: Bobby Barrett (Brenda), Billy Joe Barrett, Jerry Barrett (Joyce), Terry Barrett (Judy), and Steve Barrett (Pam); sisters-in-law: Barbara Barrett and Beth Barrett; grandchildren: Courtney Umbehant (Natalie), Summer O’Kelly (Devin), Autumn Brown (Timmy), Mason Murray (Rebekah), Jeremy Dooley (Lacie), Taylor McGahee (Kaleb), and Nicholas Klopschinski (Alexis); great grandchildren: Noah and Olivia Umbehant, Colby, Liana, and Trenton O’Kelly, Landon, Jackson, Walker, and Emmalyn Brown, Lily, Ella Rose, and Charlie Dooley, Hunter, John Thomas, Kolt, and Gabriel McGahee; and many nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, May 9, 2021 at New Vision Worship Center in Baldwin with Rev. Devin O’Kelly, Rev. Courtney Umbehant, and Rev. Mickey Umbehant officiating. Burial will follow in Level Grove Cemetery with Rev. Dennis Mitchell officiating. The family will receive friends, at the church, Saturday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. To sign the online guest register and leave personal condolences to the family, please visit stricklandfh.com. Strickland Funeral Home of Lavonia is in charge of the arrangements. Courtesy Announcement by Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory of Habersham County, 706-778-7123 / 706-778-1700.
Rev. John Henry “Johnny” Barrett, age 86, of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, May 6, 2021 at his home following an extended illness. Born May 3, 1935 in Maysville, he was the son of the late Grady and Mattie Parr Barrett. He was... View Obituary & Service Information
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