Dateline: December 22, 2005


Funeral services for Marie Mildred Wilson Bartley, age 89, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2005, at the First United Methodist Church in Claude with Rev. Janet Edwards, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will be held in the Claude Cemetery under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mrs. Bartley died Monday, December 19, 2005, in Clarendon.  She was born April 30, 1916, in Sulphur Bluff to Jesse W. Wilson and Alma Hutton Wilson. She married Hayden Eugene Bartley on January 17, 1934, at Dike, Texas.  She had been a resident of Claude for 66 years before moving to Clarendon last year.  She had been a homemaker, a waitress at the LA Café, and a grocery clerk at Johnny’s Grocery before her retirement.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Claude.

She was preceded in death by her husband on May 28, 1987; and one sister, Ora Lou Harred, in 1986.

Survivors include four sons, Eddie Bartley of Clarendon; Rob Bartley of Cornelius, North Carolina; Jerry Bartley of Plano; and Billy Bartley of Tomball; one daughter, Lou Ann Badgar of Elko, Nevada; two brothers, Ernest Wilson of St. Francesville, Louisiana; and Joel F. Wilson of Poynor; nine grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren and step grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family requests that memorials be sent to the Hudson House in Claude, First United Methodist Church in Claude, or a favorite charity.

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