Mrs. Columbus Barton Dead
"She is gone but not forgotten.
She has tread where we must tread.
She's asleep in the arms of Jesus;
Peacefully sleeping, she's not dead."
"The silver chord was broken" and sweet spirit of Mrs. Columbus
Barton passed from earth to heaven on Saturday June 5th, 1926.
She professed faith in Christ early in life and united with the
Missionary Baptist Church. Her life of 78 years was simple and
unpretentious. She made no claims to greatness, though the life she
lived out was rich and great in good deeds and tender, noble acts of
kindness to those around her. Aunt Fannie or Grandmother Barton, "as
many called her, came to Texas when a child with her widowed mother,
Mrs. Stanley and settled in Burnet County.
Soon after the war Miss Fannie Stanley was married to Columbus
Barton. To this happy union eight children were born, as follows:
Taylor, Dee, Bob, Tom, Mrs. Leona Nixon, Mrs. Nannie Hill,
Mrs. Fannie Cox and Lou Ellen who died in her youth.
Uncle Lum and Aunt Fannie reared their family in Burnet and Llano
Counties where they made many true friends. The children all reside
in West Texas and Oklahoma except Mrs. Hill who lives in Burnet
County near Tow Valley.
Aunt Fannie spent the last years of her life visiting among her
children who were always glad when the time came for "Mother's"
visit. She occasionally visited with other relatives and friends and
was always a welcome visitor. She was always as cheerful and had a
smile for every one. At the time of her death she was with her
daughter Leona at Floydada, Texas. She was ending her visit
with the children in the west, preparing to leave in a few days for
Burnet County, when she was stricken with paralysis.
For weeks she had every attention that loving children and
grandchildren and great grandchildren could render for her comfort
but the death angel silently entered and said "Well done, thou good
and faithful servant, your Father says come Home."
Besides her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, she
leaves a number of nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces who
loved her and will raise their voices in praise for her and the light
she has left in the world.
"She is gone: Oh, yes God bless her.
Gone to live with Christ above.
Oh! tis sad! yes we shall miss her.
But she now enjoys His love."
Her remains were tenderly laid to rest June 8, 1926 in the Tow
Valley Cemetery Llano, Texas, by the side of her loving husband
Columbus Barton, with whom she walked in faithful companionship more
than 55 years and who preceded her to the Home beyond little more
then three years.
The funeral service was conducted by the pastor of the Tow Valley
Baptist Church, Rev. Mack Hahn. With the mound covered with
flowers placed there by loving friends. we left her to await the
resurrection. One who loved her.