Tammy Porter Barton
Tammy Lee Porter Barton
She has gone home and her struggle is over. Tammy Lee Porter Barton, age 56, of Cleveland, Va., passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2018, after a long battle with dementia. She was born in Dante, Va. on October 1, 1961, the daughter of the late William and Joyce Hobson. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Teresa Porter Ingle. Tammy was a 1979 graduate of Lebanon High School. She also graduated from Southwest Virginia Community College's RN program. She loved being a nurse and was with Home Nursing before her illness.
Tammy is survived by a daughter, Dena Barton; six grandchildren, Dalton McDaniel of Mooresville, N.C., Colton Barton of Cleveland; Josie, Macie, Ace, and Waylon Couch; her sisters, Ty Compton of Cleveland and Pat Hurd; her brothers-in-law, Dwight Ingle, St. Paul, Va., and Kerry Compton, Brooksville, Fla. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to say a special thank you to Pam White for the wonderful care given to Tammy. They took many long rides on back roads, with a milkshake in their hands and the wind blowing their hair. Also thanks to Nova Healthcare, Weber City, Va.. Tammy received excellent care and lots of love during her stay there.
Tammy's wishes were to be cremated and her ashes spread. She always thought of others before herself, and she requested not to have a service in order to help the family. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that you make a donation to a child in need, in Tammy's memory. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.owensfuneralservice.com.
Owens Funeral Service and Cremation Services, 7 Tate Ave., Lebanon, Va., is in charge of arrangements.