Hearsel Ray "Sonny" Barnette, age 79, passed away in his sleep, at home, October 16, 2016, in Mobile, Ala., with his wife Yvonne (Callaway) Barnette by his side.
Born June 9, 1937, in Dunbar, West Virginia, he was predeceased by his father, Hearsel Andrew Barnette and mother, Pauline Sayre Barnette, who were originally from the Jackson and Mason county areas of West Virginia. Grandparents were Issac Allen Sayre and Anna Mae (Bennett) Sayre from Cottageville and Lincoln Clyde Barnett and Lucy (Stover) Barnette from Rockcastle.
Hearsel's sister, LouAnn (Barnette) Platt resides in Melbourne, Fla. His children are Troy Scott (Kim), Deluth, Minn., BrianTodd, Wilmington, N.C., Carrie Ann,Vass, N.C. and Adam Brett (Yvonne), Ashville, N.C. He has six grandchildren, Jordan McBryde, Austin Barnes, Serena Barnette, Maya Barnette, Andrew Barnette, and Christian Barnette.
Hearsel requested his body donated to University of South Alabama Anatomical Gifts Program; interment will take place at Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Spanish Fort, Ala., at a later date.