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Shirley Ruth Barnett

January 1, 1927 - June 17, 2017

Shirley Ruth Barnett
Paris, TX

Shirley Ruth Hatcher Barnett, 90, of Pairs departed this earth to join her Lord, family, and friends that have departed before her on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Brentwood Terrace. She looked forward to the open arms that await her at that Golden Gate. Funeral services will be held at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home Monday, June 19, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ronald “Buddy” Barnett officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday 5 to 6 p.m.
Shirley was born in Blossom, Texas January 1, 1927 a daughter of Wade C. and Lillie Maude Hatcher. She married Ray Vernon Barnett on March 18, 1955 in Paris. She and her husband were co-owners of the Maple Shop off the square here in Paris. She also enjoyed working at Fry-Gibbs and in the insurance business for several years. Shirley and her husband also enjoyed owning and renting several properties in Paris and Dallas.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ray, parents Wade and Lillie, her brother Sonny Hatcher, and sister Lorene Hatcher Gross.
Survivors include her daughter Diane Gentry Howard, and husband Dwain of Murphy, TX; a special caring and giving sister, Linda Rodgers of Paris; grandchildren Kim Howard Stafford and husband David of Garland, Karen Howard Hoedebeck and husband Bill of Rowlett; great grandchildren Brittany and Brandon Stafford, and Peyton and Logan Hoedebeck. A niece Kelly Rodgers Frazier and husband Drake and son Barkley of Houston; nephew Stacy Hatcher and wife Meliane, their children, Logan, Ryan, and Blaine of Tigertown; nephew Shane Hatcher and wife Becky, their children Mercedes, Blayre, and Acen of Paris.
Pallbearers will be Stacy Hatcher, Shane Hatcher, David Stafford, and Bill Hoedebeck.

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Paris, TX

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Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home- Paris


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