Helen J. Barton

December 14, 1921January 28, 2013

Helen Ruth Johnson Barton died January 29, 2013 while residing at a Rome, Georgia nursing home. Her deceased parents were Mary Elizabeth Adams Johnson and John Quincy Johnson. Her nine brothers and sisters all predeceased her. She is survived by a nephew, John Arthur Johnson, who grew up as her younger brother. Her husband of seventy-two years, James Meade Barton, and her eldest son, Jere Alan Barton, died prior to her.

She is survived by a son, John Gary Barton and his wife, Sara, Rome; her daughter-in-law Barbara; grandson Daniel Meade Barton and his wife Jennifer; granddaughter Sharon Denise Barton Flores and her husband Gerardo; and grandson Jere Alan Barton II. Her great grandchildren are Gerardo Flores, Jr., Coleman John Barton and Nathan Edward Barton. She is also survived by other nieces and nephews.

Helen Barton was a retired school teacher having spent the majority of her career teaching sixth grade at Byrd Elementary School in Graniteville, S. C.

She will be buried beside her husband at Sunset Memory Gardens in Langley, SC, on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 1:00 PM. Friends and family who wish to attend the burial service are invited to gather at the gravesite shortly before 1:00 PM. Visitation will follow at 2:00 PM at Warrenville First Baptist Church. A memorial service will be held at the church at 4:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be sent to Warrenville First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 338, Warrenville, SC, 29851 where she and her husband taught Sunday School for over forty years, and where both of her sons were baptized.

Napier Funeral Home in Graniteville, SC, is handling the arrangements. Daniel's Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements in Rome.


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Gloria Renew

February 2, 2013

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family in this time of need!

Elaine Bates Johnson

February 1, 2013

To Gary and family. My prayers go out to you on your loss. I have fond memories of Helen. She was such a fine Christian lady.

February 1, 2013

Dear Gary and Sarah, Aunt Helen was my best Aunt. Great Aunt Helen taught me, as well as, many many other Graniteville children sixth grade English at Byrd Elementary. I learned the most English ever that year. Growing up, I lived just down the street on Trolley Line Road from Aunt Helen and Uncle Meade. My mom dropped in alot to visit Aunt Helen and Uncle Meade and where my mother went I went. Summer was fun at Aunt Helen's. She fixed healthy lunches for us and we went swimming in her pool. All the neighbors were cordially invited to use their pool. Aunt Helen was a Christian. I remember visiting their home often. The last summer before Aunt Helen had the stroke she was working on the upcoming summer Vacation Bible School unit. It was The Rain Forest. My mother told me Aunt Helen taught Vacation Bible School at Warrenville Baptist Church year after year. Aunt Helen gave me a beautiful bracelet for high school graduation and a beautiful gift when I married. I kept her card. She wrote, "I hope your marriage is as happy as Meade's and my marriage has been." When she took her last breath here her next breath was taken in Heaven! What a blessing!
My deepest sympathy to my dear family and my love,
Carol Rinehart
Aiken, SC
Heaven rejoiced when a fine Christian lady and Great Aunt entered on Monday, January 28, 2013.

Olivia Renew

February 1, 2013

My prayers go out to the family! She was a wonderful teacher! She tought me in Sixth grade and till this day I live by something she always use to tell me, "Can't never could until they tried" I will never for get that!

Marshall Fulmer

February 1, 2013

She was my kindergarten teacher 1950-1951 at Warrenville 1st Baptist Church. My PRAYERS are with you Gary and the rest of the family.

Jean Horning

February 1, 2013

She was a very special and beautiful lady. I feel so blessed to have known her. She will be missed by many. Thank you Lord for letting me know this dear, sweet lady.

Bruce Cromer

February 1, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I have many fond memories. There is a very special angel in heaven.
Bruce Cromer, Oka-tee, SC

Sandra Ball

February 1, 2013

Aunt Helen you will be sorely missed. Every time I wear the locket necklace you gave me, with the picture I put in it of you and Uncle Meade, I will remember all the reunions in which you brought family together, all your love, and the comfort you gave me when we lost my dear mother, your sister Ruby. A life-time of memories. My Heartfelt Symathy to Gary and family. Sandra Ball

Margie Woodward Frey

February 1, 2013

She was my kindergarten teacher and was such a sweet lady.

Erica Talbert

January 31, 2013

My thoughts & prayers to the family I have known Mrs.Helen my entire life. Loved swimming in her pool when I was younger. My grandmother Margie Cromer would take me there & we even had a few trips to the mountains. She was a wonderful woman. She will truly be missed.