Mrs. Zelma Jo Barnes

Published 8:00 pm Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Zelma Jo Barnes, 80, of Hoover, Alabama, passed away, Feb. 11, 2019, at her residence after a long battle with cancer.  Jo was born Aug. 29, 1938, in Coweta County, Georgia.

Jo is preceded in death by her parents William Hamp Hyatt and Opal Hyatt; husband, Jack; sisters, Dera Hyatt and Gail Yearta; and brother, Curtis Hyatt Sr.

Jo is survived by her son, John (Angie); granddaughters, Morgan, Marley and Maggie Barnes all of Hoover, Alabama.

Jo followed her husband, Jack, of 53 years through his military career before returning to LaGrange to become LaGrange Police Department’s first female police officer.  Jo retired from LaGrange Police Department after 20 years of decorated service at the rank of Lieutenant.

Jo has been a resident of Hoover, Alabama, since 2001 until her death.

Services will be led by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary of LaGrange, Georgia. Graveside service and burial will held at Shadowlawn Cemetery on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at 2 p.m. (eastern).

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Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240, (706) 884-8636.