The Barnetts of Stanton TN

The Barnetts
The Barnetts




In 1970, in the small West Tennessee town of Stanton, sat a young couple who together committed their lives to serving God as Linda sang a song to Royce that he had never heard before, “JESUS USE ME”. Royce told her, "That is my prayer," and it forever changed their lives.

Linda, a faithful prayer warrior, never gave up praying for her lost husband, and Royce accepted Christ as his savior January 10th, 1970. Never stop praying! Never give up hope! Two weeks later Royce started playing lead (a Sears and Roebuck guitar) for his cousins the Finchers, from Frog Jump TN. Linda was singing with her sister, Gussie Hughes, and Sarah Kee in a female trio from Crockett County, TN. Their twin daughters, Darla & Debra started singing an occasional song when the trio sang and also when they would go with The Finchers. When the girls started singing harmony the family felt the call from God to start a family group ministry. So Royce left the Finchers in 1971 and years later The Barnetts are still a going with the original four they started with and several more.

In 1985, Darla married Jesse Dedmon. They have two children,a son, Rory-Taylor (10/24/91)and as of December 17, 2016, a Daughter-in-Love, Savannah Hope Jewell Dedmon and a daughter, Katelyn Victoria "Katie" (6/20/95).
In 1986, Deb married Tracy Rodgers, formerly of The Rodgers from Atwood, TN (his family’s group). They have a son, Greg (6/25/90) and as of June 29th, 2013 a Daughter-in-Love, Katherine Sullivan Tritt Rodgers.Then June 12, 2018 the 4th generation made his appearance. Greg and Katherine had their first child, a son, Benjamin (Ben) Wayne Rodgers (6/12/18).

Royce plays lead guitar, harmonicas, fiddle, and banjo. He also sings. Linda plays the piano and sings and makes sure we don’t go hungry!!!! She also takes care of the scheduling and bookkeeping. Darla plays the bass and piano and sings. Rory-Taylor plays the rhythm guitar and sings. Deb plays the piano and sings. Tracy plays the bass and sings and Greg plays the drums and has played them full time for the group since he was five years old and sings. Katie sings and she also sings with Rory-Taylor, Greg to form the third generation of Barnetts. Hope also has a lovely soprano voice and sings with us. On occasion we are blessed to have Jesse and Katherine join us. Jesse plays the rhythm guitar and sings, Katherine has a beautiful voice and can be found singing with her mom, sister and sister by marriage at their home church.

Royce and Linda Barnett are members of Stanton UMC Church in Stanton TN and have been members since 1957. Jesse, Darla and Katie Demon are members of Allen Baptist Church in Brownsville TN, as well as Tracy and Deb Rodgers. Greg, Katherine and Ben Rodgers belong to Mercer Baptist in Mercer TN and Rory-Taylor and Hope are members at Bellvue Baptist Church in Cordova TN.

Now you can see why our theme is Joshua 24:15 “As for Me and My House We Will Serve the Lord.”

Royce and Linda received The James Blackwood Lifetime Acheivement Award in 2000. They also celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary May 11, 2007. In 2015, Darla & Deb received the same award their parents did 15 years earlier, The James Blackwood Lifetime Acheivement Award.

Our prayer is that God’s will, will be done in the ministry He has called our family into.

1/2017

CONTACT INFO:
The Barnetts
P O Box 103
Stanton TN  38069
731-548-6454
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Schedule of Events

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Aug 18 2019
10:00 a.m
Glenn`s Chapel Methodist Lake Cormorant MS
Aug 24 2019
6:00 p.m
Red Arrow General Baptist Benton Harbor MI
Aug 25 2019
11:00 a.m
New Day Church Watervliet MI
Sep 08 2019
10:00 a.m
First Assembly of God Brighton Brighton TN
Sep 14 2019
7:00 p.m
Fowlkes Baptist Dyersburg TN
Sep 15 2019
10:00 a.m
Smyrna Baptist Humboldt TN
Sep 15 2019
6:00 p.m
Solid Rock Ministries Huntingdon TN
Sep 22 2019
10:00 a.m
Bethel Church Etta MS
Sep 29 2019
6:00 p.m
Tuscumbia Baptist Corinth MS
Oct 05 2019
6:00 p.m
Living Water Ministries Perry MO
Oct 06 2019
10:00 a.m
Living Water Ministries Perry MO
Oct 13 2019
1:30 p.m
Center Hill Church of God Sarah MS
Oct 19 2019
11:00 a.m
Hatchie Fall Fest-Brownsville TN Brownsville TN
Oct 20 2019
10:30 a.m
Second Baptist - Dyersburg Dyersburg TN
Oct 26 2019
6:00 p.m
Fall City Baptist Jasper AL
Oct 27 2019
10:45 a.m
Harmony Baptist Jasper AL
Oct 27 2019
1:00 p.m
Harmony Baptist Jasper AL
Nov 01 2019
7:00 p.m
WEST TENNESSEE QUARTET CONVENTION Huntingdon TN
Nov 02 2019
6:00 p.m
WEST TENNESSEE QUARTET CONVENTION Huntingdon TN
Nov 03 2019
2:00 p.m
Calvary General Baptist Kennett MO
Nov 10 2019
10:30 a.m
Calvary Baptist Church Brownsville TN
Nov 10 2019
7:00 p.m
Sulphur Springs Methodist Selmer TN
Nov 16 2019
7:00 p.m
Maple Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Church Beech Bluff TN
Nov 17 2019
10:30 a.m
Mercys Bridge Church Somerville TN
Nov 23 2019
6:00 p.m
Friendship Methodist Ashland MS
Nov 24 2019
10:45 a.m
Allen Baptist Brownsville TN
Dec 19 2019
7:00 p.m
HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (Faith Baptist Church) Bartlett TN
Dec 31 2019
8:00 p.m
Allen Baptist Church Brownsville TN