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Mr. Bruce Barton

     Mr. Bruce Barton, 73, of 281 Eddie Sampson Road, was born October 1, 1941 and departed this life on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. He is preceded in death by his parents: Mr. Lewis and Mrs. Berna Barton; Grandparents: Mr. Harker and Mrs. Catherine Barton, Mr. Nocie and Mrs. Ada Locklear; his in-laws: Mr. Edwin and Mrs. Margaret Sampson; two brothers: Mr. Gary Barton and Mr. Ernie Barton; one sister: Ms. Mary Ruth Watkins; three grandchildren: Mya Nakell Locklear, Edwin Sampson and Sampson Locklear.
The funeral will be 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at Deep Branch Missionary Baptist Church with Revs: Mike Cummings, Henry Oxendine, Gary Thompson and Gary Rowe officiating. Burial will follow in the Deep Branch Church Cemetery.
Mr. Barton is survived by his wife: Mrs. Barbara Barton; one son: Mr. John (Pete) Carter; two daughters: Mrs. Brandi Locklear and Mrs. Teresa (Sissy) Willie; two brothers: Mr. Ricky Barton and Mr. Roger Barton; three sisters: Ms. Rena Tidwell, Ms. Connee Brayboy and Ms. Gloria Gates; six grandchildren: John Cater, Mallorie Dial, Seattle Willie, Jodi Willie, Tyra Hunt, and Margo Hunt; ten great-grandchildren: Ethan, Saydia, Aaron, Julius, Tomya, Lucas, Sonny, Hudson, Langston, and Teylor; a treasured sister-in-law Ms. Bonnie Sampson and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends who loved him dearly.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Monday, July 11, 2016, at Deep Branch Missionary Baptist Church.


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