Pauline Barnett


Pauline Lucille (Hartley) Barnett, 95, of Madisonville, passed away on Oct. 7, 2017, in Madisonville. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at the Madisonville Funeral Home. Lanier Stevens and Glenn Campbell will officiate the service. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Franklin.

Pauline Lucille (Hartley) Barnett was born on April 10, 1922, in Buffalo, to Willie Leroy and Lena (Mandel) Hartley. At one time, she was a church secretary and bookkeeper. She also did secretarial work for Vernon Baugh and Bobby Samuel. Additionally, Mrs. Barnett worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for Farm Bureau Insurance Agency in Madisonville. Mrs. Barnett had a servant's heart and loved to serve her family. She was an excellent seamstress and sewed all of her daughter’s clothing when she was younger. She also loved to cook. Her family will forever remember her blackberry cobbler; chicken, broccoli and rice casserole; and Sunday pot roast with carrots and potatoes. Mrs. Barnett was a member of the First Baptist Church in Madisonville and believed strongly in supporting church mission programs. She had lived in Madisonville since 1972, coming from Bryan.

Mrs. Barnett was preceded in death by both of her parents and sister, Hazel Middlebrooks. She is survived by son Clifford (Leslie) Barnett of Conroe; daughter Paula Myers of Madisonville; father of Clifford and Paula, C.E. Barnett and his wife of Franklin; and brother, Leroy Hartley of Houston. She is also survived by grandchildren Jonathan Myers and Noelle Peters and great-granddaughter Hazel Peters.

Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church Missions Fund, 300 S. Elm St., Madisonville, TX 77864; The Dwelling Place, and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, P.O. Box 102972, Atlanta, GA 30368 (please note on envelope Ministry of Butch and Nell Green).

Madisonville Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.