Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Emogene Smart Barrett

11/25/1939 - 02/22/2021

Emogene Smart Barrett, age 81 of Hayesville, NC passed away on Monday, February 22, 2021.

She was born in Clay County, NC to the late John and Ida Belle Barnard Smart. Emogene lived in this area most of her life. She worked in banking for many years and was a secretary at Hayesville High School. She enjoyed spending time with her family and sharing stories with her friends. You would often find her watching Atlanta Braves baseball or playing bingo. Emogene was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and enjoyed visits from her church family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jewell Thomas Barrett; son, Thomas Anthony Barrett; three brothers, John Smart "Jr", Jack Smart and James Smart; and three sisters, Mary Penland, Doris Moore and Helen Bryant.

She is survived by one son, Tim Barrett and wife Tina; daughter-in-law, Karen Barrett; and four grandchildren, Tyler Barrett, Tanner Barrett, Luke Barrett, Ethan Barrett and wife Amanda.

A funeral service will be held at 3 pm, Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Hayesville. Rev. Jackie Sellers will officiate. Music will be conducted by Kristen Feathers. Burial will be at Oak Forest Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ethan Barrett, Luke Barrett, Kal Kindy, Dave West, Tim Nelson, and Bryan Hedden.

The family will receive friends from 2 pm - 3 pm, Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Hayesville. The family understands COVID concerns and would invite those that wish to post tributes at

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