The couple were married on Dec. 29, 1950, in a private ceremony in Hampton, Tennessee, by Charles Campbell.
Mr. Barnett was employed by Bemberg Industries, Elizabethton, for 25 years, and retired from Food City after 15 years of service.
Mrs. Barnett is the former Bessie Pauline Arnett. She is a seamstress and homemaker.
The couple have three children, retired Lt. Col. Audy Barnett and wife Karen, of Yorktown, Va., Regenia B. Ellis and husband Michael, of Jonesborough, and Carolyn B. Kerr and husband Bill, of Johnson City; seven grandchildren, Emily Bosdell and husband Jeremy, of Lebanon, Ohio, Kelly Stanfield and husband Les, of Woodbridge, Va., Jason Barnett and wife Ashley, of Norfolk, Va., Dr. Joseph Ellis and wife Joanna, of Locust, N.C., Stephen Ellis and wife Liz, of Greenville, S.C., Garrett Ellis, of Chattanooga, and Remy Kerr, of Arlington, Va.; and 11 great-grandchildren.