Obituaries: Mrs. Bobbie Veatrice Barton, Mr. Donald Eugene Sharp and Mrs. Ida Vaunita Burkhalter Spears

Obituaries: Mrs. Bobbie Veatrice Barton, Mr. Donald Eugene Sharp and Mrs. Ida Vaunita Burkhalter Spears

Mrs. Bobbie Veatrice Barton, age 90, of Silver Creek, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at a local hospital.

Mrs. Barton was born in Floyd County on December 21, 1927, daughter of the late, Robert Lee Baker, and the late, Lena May Wyley Baker. She had spent her entire life in Floyd County and was retired from Pet Bakery in 1991 after 27 years of service.  She was of the Baptist Faith.  In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, George Priest Barton and by several siblings.

Survivors include a daughter, Carol Loveless and her husband Tommy, Rome; 3 sons, Larry Barton and his wife, Evvylu, Hopkinsville, KY, Wayne Barton, Silver Creek, and Jerry Barton, and his wife, Linda, Cedartown; a brother William (Bill) Baker and his wife Betty, Silver Creek; 6 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Graveside and interment services will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at the graveside at Wax Cemetery.  The Rev. Jerry Brooks will officiate. Interment in Wax Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South on Monday from 5-7pm.

Pallbearers serving are asked to assemble at Wax Cemetery at 1:30pm on Tuesday and include; Timothy Loveless, Michael Loveless, Ryan Barton, Owen Shepard, Tracey Warren and Leonardo Mercado.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel has charge of the funeral arrangements.

Mr. Donald Eugene Sharp, age 71, of Silver Creek, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018, at his residence.

Mr. Sharp was born in Rome, Georgia on July 26, 1946, son of Mary Ruth Dillard Sharp and the late Doyal Sharp.  Mr. Sharp was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving during the Vietnam War.  He retired from the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 926.

Survivors include a daughter, Dana Sharp and her husband, David Woodrick, Rome; his mother, Mary Ruth Sharp, Rome; a brother, Wayne Sharp, Silver Creek; his former wife and mother of his daughter, Faye Sharp Downs, Rome; aunts and cousins also survive.

The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, makes this announcement for the family.

Mrs. Ida Vaunita Burkhalter Spears, age 81, of Rome, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018, at her residence.

Mrs. Spears was born in Silver Creek, Georgia on July 18, 1936, daughter of the late Mallory David “Strick” Burkhalter and the late Ruby Wallace Burkhalter.  She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Billy Burkhalter, Charles Burkhalter and Roy P. Burkhalter, and by 2 sisters, Donna Burkhalter and Melba Franklin.  Mrs. Spears worked as a secretary for Spears Glass Company, Inc. for 32 years.  She was a faithful member of Blue Pond Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years.  Mrs. Spears was also a member of the Gideon’s Auxiliary and was past Worthy Matron for the Order of Eastern Star.  Her family was her life and she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Billy Ray Spears, to whom she was married on October 31, 1953; a daughter, Tammy Moore and her husband, Michael, Rome; two sons, Michael Ray Spears, Kingston, and Anthony Lee Spears and his wife, Marsha, Kingston; a sister, Rometa Blair and her husband, Jimmy, Silver Creek; two brothers, Steve Burkhalter and his wife, Monesia, Silver Creek, and Kenneth Burkhalter, Lindale; four grandchildren, Thad, Erin, Jessica and Kadee; three great grandchildren, Logan, Griffin and Ryman; special caregiver, Brenda Copeland; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 5, 2018, at 3pm at Blue Pond Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Spears and the Rev. Mikel Garrett officiating.  Interment will follow in Floyd Memory Gardens with the Rev. Jerry Cowart officiating.

The family will receive friends at Blue Pond Baptist Church on Monday from 1pm until the service time.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers and are asked to assemble at the church on Monday at 1:30pm.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.

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