Dateline: February 23, 2006

Funeral services for Winnie Evelyn Mote Burton, age 80, was held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 20, 2006, in the First Baptist Church in Claude with Rev. Darrell Burton, grandson and pastor of Martin Baptist Church in Clarendon, and Rev. Jess Little, Pastor, officiating.  Burial was held in Claude Cemetery under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mrs. Burton died Friday, February 17, 2006, in Washburn.  She was born May 4, 1925, in Cameron, New Mexico, to Paul and Edith Mote.  She attended school at Wheatland, New Mexico.  She married Cloyd Burton on April 19, 1941, in Clovis, New Mexico.  They lived in eastern New Mexico for a time and then moved to the Washburn community in Armstrong County in September 1943.  Mrs. Burton was a member of the First Baptist Church in Claude and the Fairview Busy Bee Home Demonstration Club.  She particularly enjoyed the Searchers Sunday School class, of which she was a member for many years.  She was a homemaker, loving wife and mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.  She will be greatly missed.  She loved her God, her family, and her church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, and one brother.

Survivors include her husband; her children; Judy Bynum and husband W.A. of Big Springs, Kenneth Burton and wife Patsy of Lubbock, and Linda Smith and husband Jerry of Stockton, California; two brothers, Hobart Mote and Bill Mote; five grandchildren; Darrell Burton, Wanda Cox, Cecil Bynum, Cindy Sturdivant, and Lorrie McCampbell; and twelve great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were grandsons of Mrs. Burton.  Honorary bearers were nephews of Mrs. Burton.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be to the Searchers Sunday School Class Mission Fund, c/o First Baptist Church, PO Box 170, Claude, TX 79019-0170.


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