Ruth Archer Barnette, 85, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Friday, October 23, 2020, at Novant Huntersville Medical Center. Born on March 29, 1935, in Iredell County, she was a daughter of the late Earl M. and Effie Stutts Archer.

Mrs. Barnette was a graduate of Mooresville High School. She was retired office administrator for Davidson College Laundry. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, Mooresville. She loved her family, her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and the church. She was passionate about gospel music. The Archer Sisters sang together in churches throughout the community for many years.

She was preceded in death by brothers, U. L. and Clifford Archer, and sisters, Margaret A. Ewart, Wilma A. Hardy, Ira A. Gryder, Ethel A. Johnson and Gladys A. Meadows.

Ruth is survived by her husband of 55 years, S. M. Barnette; daughter, Cynthia “Cindy” Barnette Roberts and husband Ricky; sister, Virginia A. Childress; granddaughter, Hannah Roberts and her boyfriend, Dalton Follrod; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend special thanks to her nieces, Gina and Cathy, for helping Cindy in caring for her mother during her declining health. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 25, 2020, at Liberty Baptist Church, Mooresville, with Rev. Eddie Graham and Rev. Mike Burchette officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 4 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to Liberty Baptist Church, 171 Johnson Dairy Road, Mooresville, NC 28115.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the family of Mrs. Barnette. Condolences may be made to the Barnette family at

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