Rebecca Barton

    Rebecca Mary Fuller Barton, 91, of Murphy, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017.
    Mrs. Barton was born Nov. 12, 1925, in Bryson City to the late William Ace and Laura Cochran Fuller.
    She had worked in Fontana on the construction of the dam, where she met and married the love of her life.
    Mrs. Barton had attended Fontana Community Church.
    After moving to Murphy, she attended Peachtree Memorial Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Minnie Ferguson Sunday School Class.
    Rebecca enjoyed cooking, sewing and making visits to the nursing home.
    She was preceded in death by brothers, George Fuller and John Fuller; sisters, Beulah Messer, Emma Barker, and Lexie Denny and husband Vaughn Barton.
    Survivors include her daughter, Brenda (Richard) Parson; sons, Gerald S. (Kathy) Barton and Bobby (Janet) Barton; sister, Jean Moose; grandchildren, Christy (Jody) Parson LeCroy, Bart (Meredith) Parson, Brooke Barton (Jeff) Smith, Debbie (Charlie) Busch, Josh Barton, Jennifer Barton, Kyle King, T.J. King and Chase Busch; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Joseph and Talmadge LeCroy and Audrey Parson; and sister by love, Verna Wiggins Kirkland.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at Peachtree Memorial Baptist Church, with the Revs. Chris Furl and Chester Jones, and Gigi Turner officiating. Music will be provided by Elizabeth LeCroy.
    Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eddie Foust, Don Rivenbark, Greg Bradshaw, Jeff Fowler, Joe Phillips, Al Lovingood, Blain Barnett and Greg Moore.
    The family received friends from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy and from 1-1:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at the church.
    Arrangements were entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy.
    You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at

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