Mary Elizabeth Spear Barton

September 22, 1928October 2, 2013

Mary Elizabeth Spear Barton, 85, died October 2, 2013, after a short illness. Visitation will be on Friday, October 4, 2013, from 5:00PM to 7:00PM at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at Henry Cemetery in Corinth, MS. Dr. Leonard Pratt, her nephew, will be officiating.

Mary was preceded in death by her loving husband David William Barton and her parents Leonard Harrison Spear, Sr. and Jamie Walker Spear.

She is survived by her daughters, Jamie (Gary) Cook of Warner Robins, Marilyn Williams of Warner Robins, Alisa (Norman) Jones of Fleming Island, FL, her brother, Leonard Harrison (Janis) Spear, Jr. of Corinth, MS, sister Mildred Norman of Corinth, MS, five granddaughters, Angie (Russell) Matteo of Harvest, AL, Jill (Steven Albino) Jones of Fleming Island, FL, April (Larry) Redford of Green Cove Springs, FL, Brittany (William Jason) Smith of Warner Robins, Brandilyn (Zachary) Stroup of Martinez, GA, 7 great grandchildren, four nieces, two nephews, and her beloved dog Millie.

Born in Corinth, MS, Mary graduated from Corinth High School, attended Millsaps College and Mississippi State University, and earned a B.S. degree in business administration from Georgia College and State University. Before moving to Warner Robins in 1968, she also lived in Huntsville, AL and Atlanta, GA. Among the jobs she performed during her career, she most enjoyed her time as the administrative assistant for the Christian Council of Metropolitan Atlanta and writing a column for the Warner Robins Journal. She owned Mary’s Shop in Warner Robins and was a retired civil service employee from Robins AFB. Mary was an active member of First United Methodist Church in good standing, where she most recently belonged to the Friendship Bible Study and Circle #2.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to First United Methodist Church/ Television Ministry, 205 N Davis Dr., Warner Robins, GA 31093.


  • Visitation Friday, October 4, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, October 6, 2013
  • Graveside Services & Interment Sunday, October 6, 2013

Mary Elizabeth Spear Barton

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October 5, 2013


Thinking of you and extending sympathy. Your mom is in a better place although you will miss her terribly.

God Bless,

Suzanne "Coty" Spear Colquitt

Bennie & Alice Williams

October 4, 2013

Marilyn, sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Our prayers are with you and your family. We know you will miss her.

October 4, 2013

Lisa, Marilyn and Jamie -

I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. I know that yall will really miss her - moms can't be replaced. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mary Girmsey Davidson
Bonaire, GA

Earline Cole

October 4, 2013

I share your grief over the loss of your mother. I have memories of her when she wrote a cooking feature for the Warner Robins Journal.
Know that my love & prayers are with you and the family. May happy memories keep her near throughout the future.

God Bless!

From the Staff of McPeters Funeral Directors

October 3, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.