Houston Lafay Barnett, 76 of Dermott, passed away on February 5, 2016 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.

He was a retired farmer and of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Barnett was born on March 16, 1939 in Drew County and was the son of the late Sam Barnett and Annie Mae Holdcraft Barnett.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters, Mattie Adcock, Beatrice Huff, Erla Mae Langston, Brooksie Bostian and Annie Lee Lytle.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Miller Barnett of Dermott; one son, Jeriamy Lafay Barnett and wife Heather of Ft. Polk, Louisiana; three daughters, Carla Miller and husband David of Warren, Carol Graham of Halley and son in law Ray Graham of Portland and Sheila Prescott and husband L.D. of Portland; three brothers, Carl Barnett of McGehee, Huey Barnett of Monticello and Dale Barnett of Indianola, Mississippi; two sisters, Virginia Akines of McGehee and Mary LaCotts of Watson; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held on February 10 at 1 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Home in Monticello. Burial will be at Rash Cemetery.

Visitation is February 9 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.