2017-10-19 / Obituaries

Sandra Nell Barnett Hood

Mrs. Sandra Nell Barnett Hood, 82, of Cade Circle, Elberton, Geor­gia and Burnesville, N.C., entered into rest Friday, September 29, 2017.

A memorial services to celebrate her life will be held at 2 p.m., Sun­day, October 22 in the Memorial Chapel of Berry Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Reviere officiating. The family will receive friends follow­ing the service at Berry Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hood was born September 18, 1935 in Clarke County, Georgia to David Elcoe Barnett Sr., a native of Jackson County, Georgia and Cornelia Alma Riden Barnett a na­tive of St. Petersburg, Florida.

She attended Morgan County, Georgia schools and graduated from Morgan County High School in 1953 with four varsity basketball letters. In 1958, she received an AB in Geography from the University of Georgia. After teaching school for 27 years in Morgan, Jackson, Barrow, and Lincoln Counties, she retired from the Lincoln County School System in 1997. Besides her family, who were her main inter­est in life, she enjoyed genealogy, playing the piano, basket making, friends, and her students. She was of the Methodist faith, and a member of Colonial Dames 17th Century and Daughters of the Colonists.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, David E. Barnett, Jr. of Athens and Keith W. Barnett of Warner Rob­bins, Georgia; sisters, Marcile B. Lanard and Martha Love B. Melnik, both of Athens; nephew, Dennis Melnik; niece, Melinda Lanard Carreker; and step-nephews, Louis Lanard, Jr., and Billy Lanard all of Athens.

She is survived by husband of 58 years, William Lee Hood, III of Elberton, Georgia; sons, William L. Hood, IV (Lisa) of Elberton and John Bell Hood (Amy) of Rabun Gap and Clarkesville, Georgia; grandchildren, Gus, Jack, and Lucy Hood of Rabun Gap and Clarkes­ville; sisters-in-law, Jerry Barnett of Athens, Georgia and Margaret Hester of Atlanta, Georgia; nieces, Teresa Hood, Laura Storrs, Melissa Murray, and Jill Brannon; nephews, Keith W. Barnett, Jr., David E. Barnett, III, Simon D. Barnett, and Mike Lanard; any many great nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested to please make memori­als in her memory to St. Mary’s Hospice House, 1660 Jennings Mill Rd, Watkinsville, GA 30622 or to a charity of one’s choice.

Berry Funeral Home & Crema­tory of Elberton is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

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