Johnny Whittley Barton


Johnny Whittley Barton, 67, of Cleveland, Va., passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Born in Mercer County, W.Va., on January 2, 1952, he was the son of the late William Grover and Annie Lou Casey Barton.
Survivors include his longtime companion, Lena Novella Smith; daughters, Melissa Artrip and Jennifer Sykes and husband Shannon; grandchildren, Heidi Artrip, Audrey Sykes, Mollie Sykes and Jackson Sykes; sister, Maggie Bell Jones and companion Leroy Reynolds; special niece, Anna Midkiff and husband Elgin; special great-nephew, Spencer Midkiff; special baby, Patch; numerous other family and close friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 6, 2019, in the Owens Funeral Service Chapel with Rev. Roy Lee Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in the Duty View Cemetery in Bee, Va.
The family will receive friends on Sunday at the funeral home one hour before the service.
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Owens Funeral Service, (276) 889-1212, 7 Tate Ave., Lebanon, Va., is in charge of arrangements.
Published on January 5, 2019
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