Cynthia York Barnett

Published 11:15 am Tuesday, December 14, 2021

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Tryon, NC– Cynthia York Barnett, 89, passed away on Monday, December 13, 2021, at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.
Cynthia was the daughter of Col. And Mrs. Brower Vance York.  She lived in Laurel, MD before moving to Athens, GA. She attended the University of Maryland and the University of Georgia.  Cynthia was employed by the athletic department at the University of Georgia for over 20 years.  She was a member of the Tryon Swim Club and a member of Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross in Tryon, NC.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Barnett, brother, Brower V. York, and sisters, Mary Diana York and Rebecca Blackburn. She is survived by two sons, Donald C. Barnett and Michael W Y Barnett; a sister, Sylvia Y. York; a brother-in-law, Charles Max Blackburn; nieces and nephews, Dana B. Quinn, Keith Blackburn, Tom Christopherson, and Carol Christopherson and a cousin, Patti A. Smith.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 17, 2021, at Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 150 Melrose Ave, Tryon, NC 28782.
An online guest register is available at

McFarland Funeral Chapel

Tryon, North Carolina

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