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    Thursday, January 05 2023
    Ollie Mae Tolbert Barnett

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    Mrs. Ollie Mae Tolbert Barnett, 96, of Charlotte, NC peacefully passed away on January 5, 2023 with her daughters by her side. She was born on March 12, 1926, in Victoria, VA.  She was the daughter of the late Ollie Thomas & Pearl Woods Tolbert.  Ollie was a graduate of Victoria High School and attended Longwood College and Marshall University.  Ollie was a lifelong employee of Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (CSX) as an Executive Administrator.  She was a member of Johnson Memorial Methodist Church, Guyan Country Club, Master Gardeners of Charlotte, and past president of Railway Business Women. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years James Hunter Barnett & sister Helen Tolbert Yeager.  She is survived by daughter Deborah Anne Denson of Richmond, VA; daughter, Susan Barnett Zban and husband Matthew of Charlotte, NC; three grandchildren, Megan Leigh Zban (Daniel Salpietra), Aaron James Zban, and Elaina Mae Zban; and one great-granddaughter Willow Zoey Salpietra.   Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, January 11 at 11 a.m. at Victoria United Methodist Church, Victoria, Virginia. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may call at the church prior the service from 10-11 a.m. Online register book at

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