February 22, 2014

John A. Bartenfield

John A. Bartenfield, born June 2, 1921, in Whitfield County, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Wood Dale Nursing Home.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 72 years, Clara Bright Bartenfield; parents, Henry and Arbie Chance Bartenfield; brothers, Glenn Henry and Jewel Bartenfield; three sisters, Mary Wood, Birdie Bowers and Lorene Valdez; daughter-in-law, Mary Bartenfield; sons-in-law, Jerry Gribble and LeRoy Edwards; great-granddaughter, Ashley Gribble.

He is survived by daughters, Pat Gribble of Dalton, Barbara and Troy Shaver of Dayton, Tenn.; sons, James “Jim” Bartenfield of Dalton; Mike and Donna Bartenfield of Chatsworth; special caregiver, Mary Terry; grandchildren, Anthony and Twyla Gribble, Tim and Andy Gribble, Danny Edwards, Ryan and Nikki Bartenfield, Kevin and Kim Bartenfield, Tonya and Antonio Mohan, Joey and Jennifer Bartenfield, Angela Edwards; 14 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

The funeral to honor the life of John A. Bartenfield will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Pleasant Grove Chapel of Julian Peeples Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Tatum officiating.

Burial will be in Poplar Springs Cemetery.                                    

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 5 to 8 p.m.  

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Funeral arrangements are by Julian Peeples Funeral Home, Pleasant Grove Chapel, Dalton. For more information, call (706) 259-7455.     

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