Virginia “Lynda” Barnette, age 74 of Oak Ridge

Virginia “Lynda” Barnette, age 74 of Oak Ridge, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from her home. She was born on June 15, 1946 to the late Fred and Eula Music Vaughn in Baltimore, MD. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, and sister. She could always be seen with a smile on her face no matter how bad she felt. She loved planting flowers and doing yard work until her health failed. She always said raising her children was her primary purpose in life and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her son, Jeryl Barnette. 

She is survived by: children, Ron Barnette and wife Stephanie, and Cherie Devor and husband Jason; siblings, Betty Anderson, Jerry Vaughn, Barbara Webb and husband Ed; grandchildren, Devin, Erica, Amanda, and Matthew; many great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends. 

A graveside service will take place on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 11am at the Bell’s Campground Cemetery with Rev. Stanley Kasior officiating. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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