Barton “Barta” Sawyer Montgomery, 101, of Monticello passed away on June 21, 2016 at The Woods Nursing and Rehab Facility in Monticello.
She was retired from Burlington Industries and was a charter member of Northside Baptist Church where she served faithfully for many years. She enjoyed quilting and crocheting. She crocheted her last afghan after her 100th birthday. She loved to tell stories and was a practical joker. She passed her loved of laughter to her grandchildren. She cherished her family and made sure they knew how much she loved them. She was greatly loved and will be dearly missed.
Mrs. Montgomery was born in Monticello on January 14, 1915 and was the daughter of the late Roy Robert and Emma Cloud Sawyer.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Louis Errington Montgomery; her brothers, Osie, Joe and Henry (Pete) Sawyer; her sisters, Ednie Lavon Sawyer, Avris Mormon, Ethel Mae Burton and Eloise Burton; and daughters-in-law, Carole Montgomery, Jody Montgomery and Tamela Montgomery.
Survivors include her son, Don Montgomery and daughter, Rita Taylor both of Flint, Texas; seven grandchildren, Chris Cox and wife Priscilla, Shelly Rabb and husband Ward, Amy Ross and husband Dennis, all of Monticello, Leonard Montgomery and wife LaRonna of North Little Rock, Roy Montgomery of Monticello, Kevin Montgomery and wife Becky of Kingsville, Texas and Kim Villarreal and husband Rudy of Baytown, Texas; 17 great-grandchildren, Miranda Reynolds and husband Mike, Cole Cox, Chelsea Cox, Jim Brown, Kaycee Rountree and husband Timothy, Michael Rabb and wife Aly, Carlton Talley, Delaney Ross, Jonathan Crews, Ronnie Guajardo, Rodney Guajardo, Rosanne Flores, Renea Burg, Sutton Montgomery, Brady Robison, Noah Robison and Jace Villarreal; 16 great-great-grandchildren, and one great-great-great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held on June 23 at 2 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home with burial in Campground Cemetery. Visitation will be June 22 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.