SNEEDVILLE – Erma Barnes, 68, of Sneedville, died Thursday, April 15, 2021, after a brief illness. She was saved at a young age at First Baptist Church in Sneedville. She had a deep love for her grandchildren and all children, whom loved her as well. Erma was an avid reader and one of her final wishes was for her body to be donated to science, as a way to help others. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
She is preceded in death by her father Mack Stubblefield; brother Roy Stubblefield; grandparents Owen and Louisa Harris, Wint and Cleopatra Stubblefield.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in law Scott and Pamela Bolden of Claiborne County; son and daughter-in-law Lee “Shakum” and Jennifer Barnes of Covington, TN; her mother, Lora Stubblefield of Greeneville, TN; grandchildren Heather and Haley Bolden of Claiborne County and Tyler Jones, Torie Barnes and fiancé Matt Weston, and John Barnes of Covington, TN; great-grandchildren James Anthony, Jaylee Anthony, Joe Martin, Smith Weston, Wylde Weston all of Covington, TN; sisters and brothers-in-law Helen and Larry Burger of Mohawk, TN, Kathy and Lynn Scott of Greeneville, TN; many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; special friends Mary Jo Helton, Terri Brown, and Tammy Seals.
Special thank you to the nurses at Turkey Creek CCU, the nursing staff at Hancock County Hospital, and Hancock Manor Nursing Home. Also, a special thanks to Dr. John Short.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
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