Friday, July 30, 1915
Death of E. P. Barnett
Elijah P. Barnett died Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, at the home of Mr. Joseph Thomasson, on lower No Creek, of dropsy. He had been an invalid for thirty years, caused by a horse falling upon him. His fatal illness lasted about six weeks. He was a son of Robert E. and Amanda Barnett, both of whom have been dead many years. He was 64 years of age.
The funeral services were conducted at Alexander graveyard by Rev. R. D. Bennett Monday morning at 10 o’clock, after which the burial took place there.
Mr. Barnett was highly educated and seemingly had a bright future before him as a young man when the accident mentioned overtook him, blasting all his plans for life. He was surveyor of Ohio County one term and gave splendid satisfaction as an official. Peace to his ashes.
Note: There are several names on this stone, most likely siblings.