Jo Evelyn Barton


Jo Evelyn Barton, 83 of Shelbyville passed away Sunday June 4, 2017 at Pine Grove Nursing Home in Center. 
Services will be 1pm Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Chris Collins and Bro. Welton Blackmon officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Huxley. Visitation will begin at 11am on Tuesday prior to the service. 
She was born January 9, 1934 in Ardmore, Oklahoma to parents Joseph Elmer Franklin and Deecee Faye (Lane) Franklin. She was a member of Dunnigan Missionary Baptist Church.
She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved the Lord and her grandchildren more than anything. She worked at Howards Department Store and was a secretary for Longview Christian Fellowship for a number of years. 
She is preceded in death by husband, Calvin Travis Barton, son, Stephen James Barton, son-in-law, Spencer Battles, grandson-in-law, Donald Bryce.
She is survived by:
Two daughters:
Joyce and Lamar Norton of Patroon
Sue Battles of San Antonio
Larry Barton of Alabaster, Alabama
Clint and Jennifer Norton of Patroon
Chad and Angie Norton of Patroon
Shonda Bryce of San Antonio
John Thompson of San Antonio
Brian Barton of Denver, Colorado
Jeff Barton of Denver, Colorado
Twelve great-grandchildren
Special niece, Vicki Frederick of East Hamilton
Clint Norton, Chad Norton, John Thompson, Chet Norton, Colton Norton, Caleb Norton and Dawson Windham
Honorary Pallbearers:
Tyler Windham and Taylor Bryce
You may sign the online registry book at
Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas

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