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Charles Leon Barnette / February 26, 2013
Charles Leon Barnette, 57, of 114 Royal Oak Ave. Colonial Heights, and formerly of Chase City, entered eternal rest Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg.

Mr. Barnette was born in Mecklenburg County, on Aug. 10, 1955 to Mary Barnette and the late James Barnette. He received his education in the Mecklenburg County Public Schools and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a substance abuse counselor for Community Services Board, District 19 and a member of Concord Baptist Church.

Cherishing his memories are three children, Queena Smith and Quincy Barnette of Chase City, and Shaun Bolden of Chester, eleven grandchildren; his mother, Mary Barnette of Chase City, three brothers, Larry Barnette (Bernadette) and Kenneth Barnette of Richmond, and James Barnette Jr. of Lynchburg, two sisters, Peggy Smith of Chesterfield, and Joyce Alexander (Charles) of Chase City, and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

A funeral was held Monday, Feb. 25, at Concord Baptist Church with Rev. Raleigh Bagley delivering the eulogy. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home.

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