Funeral services for Ausbin Barnett were held June 18, 2021, at Shalom Baptist Church in New Hebron. Bro. Richard Cothern officiated, assisted by Bro. Ray Hodges and Bro. Blake Stalans. Interment followed at New Hebron Cemetery. Saulters-Moore Funeral Home of Prentiss handled arrangements.
Mr. Barnett, 82, passed away June 14 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.
Serving as pallbearers were Stevie Barnett, Ricky Barnett, Ben Barnett, Tony Barnett, Kenny Bullock, Billy Barnett, and Cory Nations. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Brian Barnett, Blake Stalans, Bailey Buckley, Avery Buckley, and James Nations.
Mr. Barnett was born on Oct. 27, 1938, in New Hebron to Bennett and Louise Herrington Barnett. Having a love for country gospel music, he enjoyed singing and playing his guitar. He was always ready to witness about the hope and trust he had placed in his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Mr. Barnett has also been described as being very candid and straightforward in his conversations, a characteristic that personalized him. In addition, Mr. Barnett was an avid tennis player in earlier years. He was a faithful member of Shalom Baptist Church.
Mr. Barnett, the widower of the late Nona Gail Barnett (1987), leaves to cherish his memory: two Sons, Randy Barnett, of Lone Star; and Jim Barnett, of Pearl; two daughters, Melanie Barnett, of Braxton, and Sharyn Stalans, of New Hebron; and one sister, Barbara Nations, of New Hebron. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Brian Barnett, Crystal Buckley, Blake Stalans, Monica Barnett, and Abbie Stalans; 15 greatgrandchildren; and two great-great -grandchildren.
Mr. Barnett was preceded in death by his parents, Bennett and Louise Barnett; his beloved wife, Nona Gail Barnett; a son, Tim Barnett; his brothers, Paul and Buddy Barnett; and a sister, Betty King. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Stephen Barnett.