IRENE LEIGH BARNETT - Irene Leigh Barnett, age 92, a resident of Kings Mountain, died July 27, 2014 at her home. She was a a native of Cleveland Co., NC, daughter of the late Martin and Canses Harmon Leigh. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Richard E. Barnett, her daughter, Brenda Swan, brothers, Hub Leigh, Howard Leigh, James “Jim” Leigh, William Leigh, sisters, Eva Moss, Lucy Lockridge and Elizabeth McDaniel.
She was a homemaker and a member of Second Baptist Church in Kings Mountain. Irene loved gardening, collecting rocks and camping.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Janice Crocker for her loving and compassionate care she has given to Mr. and Mrs. Barnett over the past nine years
SURVIVORS: Daughter; Kaye Rosenblatt, Charlotte
Sister; Betty Jo Carroll, Kings Mountain
Grandchildren; Craig Bradford Swan, Charlotte
John Rosenblatt, Charlotte
Great-Grandchildren; Saylor Swan, Sierra Swan and Brewington Rosenblatt
Loving Caregiver; Janice Crocker, Kings Mountain A number of nieces and nephews
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain Wednesday, July 30, 2014 11:00 A.M.
Rev. James Lochridge, officiating
VISITATION: Immediately following the Graveside service
INTERMENT: Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr. Shelby, NC 28150