Terry "Lorana" Dennis Barton

April 24, 1947November 6, 2013

Terry (Lorana) Dennis Barton, 66, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 in her home. She was a longtime resident of Moss Bluff and Westlake. A graduate of McNeese State University, Terry served in the Navy and worked as a school teacher for many years. She was a longtime member of New Covenant Fellowship in Westlake, led by Bro. Gene and Gina Winkler. Terry had recently moved to DeQuincy, becoming an active member of Hargrove Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading her Bible and watching episodes of "I Love Lucy."

Terry is survived by her four children: Beth Fields Bunch, Neal Lee, Joanna Crosby, and Mitzie Barton, as well as her siblings, Maury and Pat Dennis, Clyde and Jerry Dennis, Mike and Alice Dennis, and Ruth Dennis Farmer. She was known as "Meemaw" to her 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her son Randy Fields, her mother Winiferd Dennis, and her father M.E. Dennis, Jr.

Visitation and reception will be on Friday, November 8th, at Hixson Funeral Home of Westlake from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Her service will be at 2 p.m., with burial to follow at Ritchie Cemetery in Moss Bluff. Memorial gifts may be sent to New Covenant Fellowship, 918 Live Oak Street, Westlake, LA 70669. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


  • Funeral Service Friday, November 8, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, November 8, 2013

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Anna Sanders

November 10, 2013

Women Veterans of Louisiana salute the service of Ms. Terry "Lorana" Dennis Barton in the U.S. Navy. We regret that we were not able to render the "Final Salute" from Women Veterans but here is a poem that is read at the funeral service:

She was a woman veteran
Whose service was true
She proudly served
The Red, White and Blue

She gave a part of her life
So others could be free
And without hesitation,
She joined unselfishly.

She did her job well
With Honor and Pride
And served her great country
With the men alongside

We're proud today to know
That although she is gone,
She goes onto glory
After a job "Well Done!"

And so, "Our Dear Sister"
We salute you today
A special sailor laid to rest
In this quiet, solemn way.

Inspired by: God
Written by: Women Veterans of Louisiana

November 9, 2013

May the God of comfort grant you peace in your time of need. We know he will.(1 Cor. 1:3)

Charles & Lauren Green
Marrero, LA

Ginny Winkler Fahl

November 8, 2013

Ms. Terry was a sweet lady with great love for her Lord and her family. Thinking of you all today as you celebrate her life.

Lindy Winkler Melrose

November 8, 2013

My husband and I wish so very badly we could be there today to celebrate Miss Terry's life. She was a special lady to my entire family. We are sending our love to Neal, Johanna and Mitze too. ??

Steve & Gwendy (Winkler) Hardcastle

November 8, 2013

We are thinking about all of you today knowing this is a hard time yet rejoicing with Terry that she is completely healed and whole and enjoying eternity with her Lord and Savior. I've had some time to think on memories we have shared with your mom, with you, Neal, and you, Mitzie. It is a blessing to have had y'all in our lives.