Visitation held for Carter County Mayor Rusty Barnett


ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) — Friends and family gathered in Elizabethton to remember the life of Carter County Mayor Rusty Barnett.

Barnett died Monday after suffering a heart attack last week.

Visitation was held Wednesday evening at Memorial Funeral Chapel.

A graveside service will take place Thursday at Captain Nelson Cemetery in Roan Mountain.

Interim Mayor Patty Woodby says the county courthouse and offices will close at 10:30 a.m. Thursday for Barnett’s service.

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