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James Wilbert Barnett

Mr. James Wilbert Barnett, age 57 of Trion, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018 at a Rome hospital following an extended illness.

Mr. Barnett was born in Trion, Georgia on November 7, 1961, son of the late Chester Barnett and Yvonne Goodridge Barnett. He was a member of the Victory Fellowship and prior to ill health was employed with Pruitt Healthcare in Lafayette and Golden Living Center in Rome; and had previously worked at Mt. Vernon and drove a truck for Star Trucking. Mr. Barnett enjoyed working with wood, enjoyed cabinetry and could build just about anything.

Mr. Barnett is survived by his wife, Tanya Gail Criswell Barnett; daughters and sons-in-law, Heather and Scott Howard and Meagan and Dustin Smith; step daughter, Tashia Criswell; step son, David Criswell; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jeff and Anita Barnett and Mickey and Christie Barnett; sister, Teresa Barnett; grandchildren, Clayton Barnett and Donovan Ivester; special friends, Martha Dawson, JoAnn Wooten and Rachel Wooten; and a number of nieces and nephews. 

Funeral Services for Mr. Barnett will be held Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. in the Petitt Chapel of the Coffman Funeral Home with Rev. Samuel Manus officiating. Interment will follow in the Taylor, Criswell and Barnett Cemetery in Trion.

Family will serve as pallbearers and include: David Criswell, Dustin Smith and Scott Howard.

Mr. Barnett will be in state at the Coffman Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Wednesday from 12:00 Noon until the funeral hour.

Coffman Funeral Home, Petitt Chapel is honored to be serving the family of Mr. James W. Barnett. Please visit to sign our online guestbook and to post condolences.


  1. Lucille Eargle on December 26, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    Sorry to hear of James going home guess God needed another Angel with him I am going miss him he was a great Guy and good Friend and Bro. In Christ , God give Peace to Family , Love and Care , Sister Lucille

    • Tanya Barnett on December 31, 2018 at 12:26 am

      I miss my husband my best friend my love .He was the best thing that has ever happened to me He was a special person.He is now in no more pain and in heaven .One day I will rest next to him and be with him in eternity. .My daughter that is 10 misses him a lot also.He was good to her .May he rest in peace.

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