William Jasper Barton, 85, died at his home in Sardis Community Sunday, Feb. 17. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Sardis Baptist Church with burial in the Sardis [sic Brown] Cemetery, under direction of Hixson Funeral Home of Winnfield with Rev. Showers officiating. Pallbearers were his grandsons.
Mr. Barton is survived by three sons, John Barton of Gilbert, Bud Barton of Dodson, and Mack Barton of Trout; three daughters, Mrs. R. L. Coburn of Pineville, Mrs. Lenn [sic Lena] Shumake of Atlanta, and Olive Barton of Oak Grove; one brother, E. R. Spikes of the Sardis Community and a number of grandchildren.
Published in The Winn Parish Enterprise, February 21, 1946