Elizabeth “Kate” Harris Barnwell, 94, of Asheville, passed away Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, at the WNC Baptist Home.

A native of Sylva, Kate was a daughter of the late Benjamin Everett Harris and Bessie Bishop Harris. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James R. Barnwell; and a sister, Bennie Lou Gibson.

Mrs. Barnwell worked for the Jackson County Bank and later for First Union.

Surviving are daughters, Janie Dunn and Jill Parker; son, James “Jim” E. Barnwell; sister, Bea Jane Henry; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Mrs. Barnwell will be buried at Fairview Memorial Gardens, Sylva.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue, Asheville, is assisting the family. The online memorial is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com.