Benita Sue Barton


Graveside services for Benita Sue Barton, 79, of Leverett’s Chapel, were held Friday, December 15, at Rusk County Memorial Gardens, near Henderson, with Reverend Freeman Pierce officiating. Services were under the direction of Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home, Overton.

Mrs. Barton died Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at her residence. She was born December 2, 1938 in Kilgore to the late Palmer and Nedra Ernestine Melancon Whitworth. Mrs. Barton graduated from Kilgore High School in 1957 and from BMI in Longview. She married Jimmy G. ‘Slick’ Barton on August 6, 1959 in Overton and was a homemaker.

Besides her parents, Sue was also preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy G. ‘Slick’ Barton on March 9, 2010.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy Glynn Barton II and his wife Sammie of Henderson; a daughter and son-in-law, Kristi Joan and Mark Townsend of Leverett’s Chapel; a sister, LaVerne Crutcher of Longview; a sister-in-law, Pat Whitworth of Kilgore; two grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

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