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  • Steve Alvarez
    Bellville Times July 2, 2003 Barton Funeral services for Richard L. Barton, Sr, 78, owner and former editor/publisher of The Fayette County Record were held
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 3, 2003
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      Bellville Times
      July 2, 2003

      Barton
      Funeral services for Richard L. Barton, Sr, 78, owner and
      former
      editor/publisher of The Fayette County Record were held
      Tuesday, June 24,
      2003 at 10 a.m. from St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
      in La Grange.
      He was born in Hominy Osage County, Oklahoma on April 23,
      1925, the son of
      Lillie Mae Cross and James Homer Barton. He attended school
      in Hominy
      graduating in 1943 and then entered the army in the fall. He
      became a
      member of the 82nd Airborne, 325th Glider Infantry as a
      pathfinder and was part
      of the battle coded as "Market Garden" in the area regarding
      the "Bridge Too
      Far" in Holland. He was wounded and received the Purple
      Heart and Bronze
      Service Arrowhead. After his discharge from the Army, he
      attended Oklahoma
      A&M University at Stillwater, OK., Oklahoma A&M University
      Branch School
      at Okmulgee, OK., Phillips University at Enid, OK., the
      University of
      Oklahoma at Norman, OK., and Draughans' Business College in
      Oklahoma City. He
      received a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from the
      University of
      Oklahoma in 1949.

      He married Nelda Killgore in Hominy on Dec. 24, 1946 at the
      First
      Christian Church. He has worked on newspapers in Frederick,
      OK., Seagraves, TX.,
      Hugoton, KN., Enid, OK., Portageville, MO., and in
      Rosenberg/Richmond
      where he worked as advertising manager/editor and publisher.
      He purchased The
      Fayette County Record in March 1976, and was managing
      editor/publisher
      until he retired in 1988 at which time he appointed Richard
      L. Barton, Jr. to
      fill the position of editor/publisher.

      While living in Rosenberg he served on the church board for
      Central
      Christian Church, was president and served in other
      capacities. He was a
      member of the Rotary Club for over 45 years and served as
      president in
      Rosenberg. He also served two terms as president of the
      Chamber of
      Commerce in Rosenberg.

      Mr. Barton is survived by his wife of 56 years, one son,
      Richard L.
      "Dickie" Barton, Jr. and wife Nonnie, one daughter, Regina
      Keilers and husband
      Armin, and six grandchildren, Stacy and Richard L. "Trey"
      Barton III, and Tanya,
      Tara, Toni and Todd Keilers and several nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and
      two sisters.
      He had been a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church since
      moving to La
      Grange.

      The family requests that memorials be made to the St.
      Mark's Foundation,
      485 N. Jefferson, Suite 5, La Grange, Texas 78945 or the
      charity of your
      choice.
    • Sara Ann Barton
      Richard L. Barton, publisher of The Fayette County Record is not Czech. His son and family attend the same Church as I in La Grange. Sara Barton ... Bellville
      Message 2 of 3 , Jul 7, 2003
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        Richard L. Barton, publisher of The Fayette County Record is not
        Czech. His son and family attend the same Church as I in La Grange.

        Sara Barton

        --- "Steve Alvarez" <salvarez@...> wrote:

        Bellville Times
        July 2, 2003

        Barton
        Funeral services for Richard L. Barton, Sr, 78, owner and
        former
        editor/publisher of The Fayette County Record were held
        Tuesday, June 24,
        2003 at 10 a.m. from St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
        in La Grange.
        He was born in Hominy Osage County, Oklahoma on April 23,
        1925, the son of
        Lillie Mae Cross and James Homer Barton. He attended school
        in Hominy
        graduating in 1943 and then entered the army in the fall. He
        became a
        member of the 82nd Airborne, 325th Glider Infantry as a
        pathfinder and was part
        of the battle coded as "Market Garden" in the area regarding
        the "Bridge Too
        Far" in Holland. He was wounded and received the Purple
        Heart and Bronze
        Service Arrowhead. After his discharge from the Army, he
        attended Oklahoma
        A&M University at Stillwater, OK., Oklahoma A&M University
        Branch School
        at Okmulgee, OK., Phillips University at Enid, OK., the
        University of
        Oklahoma at Norman, OK., and Draughans' Business College in
        Oklahoma City. He
        received a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from the
        University of
        Oklahoma in 1949.

        He married Nelda Killgore in Hominy on Dec. 24, 1946 at the
        First
        Christian Church. He has worked on newspapers in Frederick,
        OK., Seagraves, TX.,
        Hugoton, KN., Enid, OK., Portageville, MO., and in
        Rosenberg/Richmond
        where he worked as advertising manager/editor and publisher.
        He purchased The
        Fayette County Record in March 1976, and was managing
        editor/publisher
        until he retired in 1988 at which time he appointed Richard
        L. Barton, Jr. to
        fill the position of editor/publisher.

        While living in Rosenberg he served on the church board for
        Central
        Christian Church, was president and served in other
        capacities. He was a
        member of the Rotary Club for over 45 years and served as
        president in
        Rosenberg. He also served two terms as president of the
        Chamber of
        Commerce in Rosenberg.

        Mr. Barton is survived by his wife of 56 years, one son,
        Richard L.
        "Dickie" Barton, Jr. and wife Nonnie, one daughter, Regina
        Keilers and husband
        Armin, and six grandchildren, Stacy and Richard L. "Trey"
        Barton III, and Tanya,
        Tara, Toni and Todd Keilers and several nieces and nephews.
        He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and
        two sisters.
        He had been a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church since
        moving to La
        Grange.

        The family requests that memorials be made to the St.
        Mark's Foundation,
        485 N. Jefferson, Suite 5, La Grange, Texas 78945 or the
        charity of your
        choice.




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      • salvarez@pcai.net
        Sara I didn t even consider if he was Czech or not. But I posted the obit on the outside chance of him beiing related to you. Steve Richard L. Barton,
        Message 3 of 3 , Jul 7, 2003
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          Sara

          I didn't even consider if he was Czech or not. But I posted the
          obit on the outside chance of him beiing related to you.

          Steve


          Richard L. Barton, publisher of The Fayette County Record is
          not Czech.
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