Ethel Barton Elliott, 93, of Marietta, Georgia passed away peacefully January 4, 2019 with her family by her side.
She was born to the late William F. (Jack) Barton and Lula Maebell Faulkner of Cherry Hill community and Mena on December 1, 1925. Ethel was a direct descendent of many of Cherry Hill’s earliest settlers.
She graduated from Cherry Hill High School and attended Henderson State Teachers College in Arkadelphia where she met her husband to be and life partner, John C. Elliott, in 1944, and they were married that year. She and “JC” lived in Mena and also traveled extensively with his career in the U.S. Army.
They returned to Mena in 1975 and settled on a small farm on Fairgrounds Road. They loved gardening and taking care of their farm. They were very active in the Mena First United Methodist Church until their move to Georgia in 2004 to be near family. Ethel was content in Georgia, but she frequently spoke of looking forward to returning to her real home which was Mena, Cherry Hill, and the Ouachita Mountains.
She is survived by one son John F. Elliott (Leigh) of Marietta, Georgia; grandchildren Dena R. Baltimore (Chris) of Pearland, Texas; Laura S. Stevens (Jason) of Dahlonega, Georgia; John David Elliott (Katrina) of Marietta, Georgia; and six great grandchildren; Joshua Baltimore; Ella Kate Elliott; John David Elliott Jr.; Kaleb Stevens; Charlotte Elliott; Ethan Stevens. She is also survived by two siblings, James Lloyd Barton of Mena, and Mary Louise Barton Holland of Austell, Georgia.
Graveside service and interment at the Cherry Hill Cemetery on January 12, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 1:30 p.m.at the Mena First United Methodist Church.
Family and friends visitation will be Friday, January 11, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Mena First United Methodist Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley wood Funeral Home of Mena.