Funeral services for Ethel Virginia “Billie” Hickman Barton, 79, Mountain Home, Arkansas, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 3, 2012, at Bakersfield Assembly of God, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Barton died at 2:35 a.m., Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at Hospice House of the Ozarks, Mountain Home, Arkansas.
She was born December 20, 1932, at Waldenburg, Arkansas, to Hyder Moore and Oma Mae Neal Moore. On July 8, 1949, she was married at Harrisburg, Arkansas, to Edward Owen Hickman, who preceded her in death April 18, 1988. On November 18, 1989, she was married at Bakersfield, Missouri, to Major Barton. Mrs. Barton loved to sing and was a member of the Bakersfield Assembly of God Church.
She is survived by her husband, Major Barton, of the family home; five children, Ann Taylor, husband, John, Mountain Home, Arkansas, Teresa Price, husband, Larry, Bakersfield, Missouri, Debbie Murphy, husband, Mike, Cherry Valley, Arkansas, Ella Shaw, husband, Bubba, Thayer, Missouri and Beverly Bales, husband, Rick, Bakersfield, Missouri; ten grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, J . H. Moore and Wilburn King; and three sisters, Thelma Hickman, Maxine Baty and Regina Sanders.
Her parents, first husband and one sister, Charlene Craft, precede her in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday, November 2, 2012, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Custer-Herron Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House of the Ozarks, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.