Bernice Marie Barton, age 93, of Sachse, Texas, formerly of Mena, died Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at her home. She was born on Saturday, December 1, 1923 to Andrew and Vivian Dunlap Swafford in Amarillo, Texas.
Bernice was a devoted mother with a big servant’s heart; always wanting to be a blessing to her family and others. She loved crocheting and knitting making afghans, doilies and house shoe for her family and friends. She loved cooking, and spending time with her husband, Tolbert Sr. fishing at Lake Wilhelmina. Bernice loved animals and her pets. While she worked in Amarillo, Texas she was a cashier McCullum Grocery. She enjoyed cooking and some of her family’s favorite dishes were fried chicken and all the trimmings. Bernice was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Tolbert Barton Sr. and her brother, Robert Swafford.
Bernice is survived by her son and daughter in law, Tolbert Jr. and Paula Barton of Sachse, Texas; daughter, Wanda Bedell of Poteau, Oklahoma; six grandchildren, Don George, Shannon Marshall, Wayne George, Lisa Aleshire, Jon Barton Sr. and Janna Barton; eight great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena. Interment will be follow in the Board Camp Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Don George, Wayne George, Chris George, Jon Barton Sr., Jacob Marshall and D.J. George.