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Elbert Barton



Elbert Barton was born February 8, 1930, the oldest child of Willie and Lena Barton, in Walker County, Alabama. He grew up occasionally attending Pleasant Grove Church where his Granddad was clerk. In August, 1947 when he was 17 years old he felt a need to join the group of people in that church and was baptized in a nearby lake. The following February he joined the U. S. Navy and spent 22 years in the service of his country being in both the Korean Conflict and Vietnam.

December 10, 1950 Elbert married Willie Alexander. They had five children: Marie, Steven (who died at age 3 months), Shirley, Michael and Susan. In August 1969 Elbert retired from the military and moved the family back to Alabama. He was living close enough then to regularly attend the church where his membership had been all these years. Within a short period of timehe was asked to introduce and was ordained as a minister of God on Nov. 2, 1974.

Over the years Elder Barton has been co-pastor at Pleasant Grove Church (Walker County, Alabama) and Gum Pond Church (Morgan County, Alabama). He has also served in various capacities at Zion Rest (Jasper, Alabama) andHarmony (Morgan County, Alabama).

In September 1999 Elder and Sister Barton moved to Wakefield, Virginia to live closer to their children. They presently attend Tidewater Church in Norfolk.
The following regards the passing of Elder Barton:

Monday, January 03, 2011
LT Willie Elbert Barton, U.S. Navy RET, 80, of Wakefield passed away peacefully on Monday, January 3, 2011. Elbert was born and raised in Jasper, Alabama, joined the United States Navy in 1948 where he spent over 22 years serving his country in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. After retirement from the service he was an instructor at Walker Technical College in Sumiton, AL and was a Primitive Baptist minister. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Armstrong and Mary Lena Barton; and his infant son, Steven Elbert Barton.
Willie Elbert was the beloved husband of Willie Latane Barton for over 60 years. He will be forever remembered by his wife and loving children, Linda Marie Carmean and husband, Russell, Shirley Ann Dietz and husband, John, Michael Alan Barton and wife, Susan and Susan Renee Murray and husband, Kevin. His treasured grandchildren, Yvonne Carmean Tate, Christopher, Kenneth, and Brittany Dietz, and Griffin, Owen and Tighe Murray and two great grandchildren.
He and his wife moved to Wakefield, VA from Jasper, AL in 1999 where he continued his love of foxhunting, fishing and spending precious time with family and friends.
The family will receive friends at the Purviance Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 from 6 to 8 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at the Purviance Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will follow at Albert G. Horton Veteran’s Cemetery in Suffolk.

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Elder James Compton (1905 - 2007)
Elder James Compton was the original founder of the 'Gospel of Grace Tape Supply.' His collection of tapes began as he traveled to Church meetings and Associations recording sermons on Reel to Reel. He has maintained this library of sermons faithfully over the years and are now the foundation of PB Sermons. org. This web site is dedicated to Elder James Compton (1905 - 2007)