Marguerite L. Barton

April 20, 1918March 2, 2018

Marguerite L. Barton, age 99, widow of the late Dale F. Barton, passed away on Friday, March 2, 2018.

Born in Eau Gallie, FL, she was a daughter of the late John B. and Minnie Young Long. Mrs. Barton worked for Miami Christian School for many years and was a member of First Baptist Church of Westwood Lake. In retirement, she lived in Dundee, FL where she was a member and volunteer treasurer of First Baptist Church of Lake Hamilton. For the last ten years, Mrs. Barton resided in Greenville where she was a member of Rocky Creek Baptist Church. She volunteered at the Homestead, FL and Greer, SC Soup Kitchens and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years.

Mrs. Barton is survived by her son, Dow S. Barton and wife Hilda; her daughter-in-law, Janine Barton; four grandchildren, Andrew Barton and wife Erin, Kate Barton, Jenny Weidenbenner and husband Daniel, and Anna Barton; two great grandchildren, Lucy and Sam; a brother, John Long; and a sister-in-law, Ronnie Long. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, John R. Barton.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Woodlawn Funeral Home with burial in Caballero Rivero Woodlawn North in Miami, FL at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Greer Soup Kitchen, 521 E. Poinsett Street, Greer, SC 29651.


  • Funeral Service Sunday, March 4, 2018

Marguerite L. Barton

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Frieda Bergen

March 8, 2018

The last time I saw Marguerite was at her granddaughter's wedding, last summer, 2017
I sat next to her at dinner
She kept telling me, each time she saw Dow in the area or when he came near our table, " that's my son, Dow ".
She pointed out her granddaughters as well,
Clearly proud of her family.
Although she was frail, she seemed to enjoy the festivities, as a number of people stopped by to greet her.
She is now in her new residence,
where light, joy and peace reign!

Ike and Carolyn Keay

March 6, 2018

Your Mother had the gift of hospitality. She opened her home in the mtns,. To. us many times and was always so gracious. We will never forget her. We rejoice with you for the many years God had given her and she certainly found ways to help others. She will be rewarded richly in Heaven. So,glad you could all be with her and she could enjoy seeing her grandchildren grow up into such fine young men and women. I think it was great that,she and Billy Graham got there in the same time frame.,you all and pray as you reach out to others you will also be blessed. She left you a rich example about the gift of giving yourself to others., and know that you are continuing the same kind of things. Many fond memories of,you all down thru the years.