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Faye Thornton Barton

Faye Thornton Barton, age eighty-nine (89), passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016 at North Florida Regional Hospital. She was born in Columbia, (Elgin) S.C., on December 12, 1926, to Jesse and Annie (Hodge) Thornton. Mrs. Barton moved to Gainesville in 1938 from Columbia, S.C. She was a homemaker and an avid volunteer with many organizations such as the American Cancer Society, where she served as a past president; Boy’s Town Honorary Citizenship 2015; Alachua General Hospital, as a Pink Lady; The Ladies Club Gainesville, FL. She was also a Charter Member of the Gainesville Golf & Country Club. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and mostly the home she shared with her husband in Freeport, Grand Bahamas. Mrs. Barton was survived by her husband Philip Barton, age (96), who practiced law in Gainesville, FL for 50 years, her four daughters, Mary Ann Barton, Priscilla (Gary) Fernandes, Lynne Barton all of Gainesville, FL and Terri Barton, LCSW of Alpharetta, GA. Four Grandchildren, Christopher Webb Wickersham, Jr. Esq., Gary Lynn (Jessalyn) Fernandes, Jr. Esq., Matthew Charles Fernandes, and Olivia Faye Anderson. Services will be held privately. Contributions- in Lieu of flowers should be made to: Boys Town, 14100 Crawford Street Boys Town, NE 68010 or visit https://secure.boystown.org/Donate/.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!