Joyce Tompkins Barnett

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 11, 2009

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Joyce Tompkins Barnett died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, in Fayetteville, Ark. She was 74.

Born and reared in Utica, Mrs. Barnett had lived in Fayetteville for several years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Guy Barnett Sr.; and two brothers, Earl Tompkins and Archie Tompkins.

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She is survived by two sons, William Guy Barnett Jr. and wife Sherry of Vicksburg and Michael W. Barnett and wife Cindy of Fayetteville; two brothers, Robert Tompkins and wife Ailene and John M. Tompkins and wife Ann, all of Utica; two sisters, Alma Dean Brantley of Utica and Emma Sue McNair and husband Jimmy of Jackson; two sisters-in-law, Sue Tompkins of Utica and Betty Hubbard of Vicksburg; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethesda Cemetery in Hinds County with Scotty Dodson officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday at the funeral home in Vicksburg from 9 a.m. until the service.