Originally created 11/27/98

Mrs. Melease Barton



TRENTON, S.C. -- Mrs. Melease Barton, 81, of 2001 Edgefield Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church of Belvedere with the Revs. Thomas F. Shreve and J. Lloyd Prince officiating. Burial will be in Sweetwater Cemetery.

Mrs. Barton, a native of Emanuel County, Ga., had retired as the owner of Barton's Grocery. She was a member of First Christian Church of Belvedere.

The family said, "She gave her family unconditional love, accepted our imperfections and supported us in trying times. She was my best friend and valued most her family and friends."

Survivors include a daughter, Eva Sue Tarity, Trenton; two brothers, James Willis Griffin, Belvedere, and Alfred Griffin, Pittsburgh; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be George Tootle, Lewis Robinson, Ray Johnson, Ray Johnson Jr., Jerry Pittman and Steve Phillips.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.