Juanita (Barnett) HylemonMay 8, 1941 ~ May 15, 2017 (age 76)
Juanita Barnett Hylemon, 76, of the Higgins Community, went home to be with the Lord Monday, May 15, 2017. A native of Mitchell County, she was a daughter of the late Arkie and Marie Barnett. She was the wife of LeeRoy Hylemon who died in 2009. Juanita was also preceded in death by a brother: Teddy Barnett. She was a retired employee of Baxters and a member of Higgins Free Will Baptist Church. Juanita was a loving Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
Surviving are a son: Joey Hylemon and wife, Lesa; daughter: Michelle Grindstaff and husband, Bradley, all of Burnsville; 4 grandchildren: Kasey Peterson (Chris), Bobby Hylemon (Myria), Laura Bradford (Sam) and Casey Shepherd (Stephen); 5 great grandchildren: Adrian, Addi, Olivia, Autumn and Dezmond; 5 sisters: Tina Bennett, Yvonne Peterson, Maphra Ray, all of Burnsville, Sue Peterson of Weaverville and Anette Deal of Alabama; and a brother: Cleve Barnett of Johnson City, TN.
Funeral services will be held at 2PM Wednesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Keith Miller will officiate. Burial will be in the Sam Hylemon Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2PM prior to the service at the funeral home, and at other times will be at the home of Joey Hylemon.
The family wishes to express a sincere thanks to the staff of Hospice of Yancey County for the care given to Juanita.