Mary Edith Barron

October 31, 1917January 7, 2012

Mary Edith Hill Barron, 94, died Saturday, January 7, 2012, at her home in Booneville. She was born October 31, 1917, in Prentiss County, to James Robert and Fannie Pugh Logan Hill. She was a descendant of James Jackson and Lucy Floyd Hill, Prentiss County pioneers from Anson County, NC. In December 1945, she married Harmon l. Barron, who preceded her in death in November 1999.

A graduate of Wheeler high School and the University of Mississippi, she taught hundreds and hundreds of fifth graders during her 40-year teaching career in Booneville. On Sundays, she continued to show her love for children by teaching first graders in Sunday School at the First United Methodist Church, where she was a longtime member.

She had a deep inner strength that carried her through caring for a disabled husband and enduring a challenging disease. In her later years, she was known for her beautiful smile, her joyful nature, and her uninhibited love for the Lord Jesus Christ.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M. at Meadow Creek United Methodist Church with Bro. Bobby Hankins officiating. Burial will be in Meadow Creek Cemetery. Services are under the direction of McMillan Funeral Home in Booneville.

She is survived by two daughters, Beverly (Rick) Bolton of Fresno, CA and Susan Barron of Booneville; two grandsons, Chris Bolton of Fresno, CA and Jason Bolton of Oakland, CA; four nieces and nephews, Martha Ruth Hill Whatley of Columbus, GA, David Hill of Baldwyn, Katie Jo Lindley of Booneville and Jim Hill of Booneville; two sisters-in-law, Zana Hill and Lee Barron, both of Booneville; and a special caregiver, Alma Vuncannon.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a sister, Maurine (Howard) Duncan; and two brothers, Maurice L. Hill and James M. (Betty Jo) Hill.

Visitation will be from 12:00 P.M. until service time Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to, Meadow Creek United Methodist Church, 641 CR 5031, Booneville, MS 38829.

Arrangements under the direction of McMillan Funeral Home, Booneville, MS.


  • Visitation Monday, January 9, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 9, 2012

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Alice Strange Hawkins

January 12, 2012

Just heard of Ms. Barron's passing and wanted you all to know that she was my teacher. A firm but gentle and fair teacher. Sorry for your loss.

Patsy Aubuchon

January 10, 2012

Mrs. Barron was my fifth grade teacher in 1957.I moved away and never saw her again,but I never forgot her.She had a beautiful smile and was a kind and loving teacher..I am so sorry for your loss Susan and family..It is a sorrowful time when you lose your Mother..May God Bless you and bring you peace at this time..Sincerely Patsy Huntley Aubuchon..!!

Harold & Mary Alice Hopkins

January 10, 2012

Susan, Beverly & family,
I was so sorry to read that your Mom passed away. Her picture here is so beautiful and just like her. I know God will bless you all with some great memories. May He comfort you like no one else here can possibly do.
With our Love,
Mary Alice & Harold Hopkins

JoAnne Bingham

January 9, 2012

Susan, I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. God Bless you and yours during this time,
Jo Anne Tidwell Bingham

Frances Browning

January 9, 2012

Susan, Beverly and Family,
I am so sorry to hear about your mother.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Leah Shollenberger

January 9, 2012

Susan and Beverly, your mom was more than just my former 5th grade teacher. She was one of my grandmother's best friends and a good neighbor. I loved her tulips around the light in the front yard. I always tried to get to Booneville at the time they were blooming. Your mom was a staple In my life. Eighth Street will seem a little less like home with Mrs. Barron not there.

Kay Brasfield

January 9, 2012

I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a wonderful and loving lady. I was your Dad's home health aid at one time. I enjoyed getting to know him and getting to know your Mom again too. She was my teacher and she always had a smile for me when I came to see your Dad. She will be greatly missed.

Reba Burress

January 9, 2012

I have very fond memories of Mrs. Barron. Class Of 1962 Reba Freeman Burress
Billy Burress (Pud) class of 1959

Sarah Ferguson

January 9, 2012

Susan and Family,
I am sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She lived a long, full life and touched many lives as a teacher, including mine. She always had a warm smile and caring heart. I know you will cherish the precious times you spend together while caring for her and "sister."

January 9, 2012

Susan, Beverly and family,

You and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Although I have not seen Mrs. Barron in many years, I was privileged to have
her as my Fifth Grade teacher.

May the Lord pour out His blessings upon you today and in upcoming days.

Carolyn Bishop Tigrett