Nelly Ann Barton, age 83, of Avondale Estates went to be with the Lord on December 4, 2017. She is preceded in death by husband Dan Barton, son Jay Robert Hitt, and grandson Noah Tinsley Hitt.She is survived by her children Kathy Ann Schultz and husband Steve Schultz, John Hitt, Jerry Hitt, and Julie Culpepper and husband Alan Culpepper. She has 9 grandchildren and 8 great children. Family will receive friends from 4-8pm on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Wages and Sons Funeral Directors Stone Mountain Chapel, 1040 Main Street, Stone Mountain, GA 30086. A memorial Service will be held at the same location at 11 AM on December 9, 2017.

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  1. Dearest Kathy and Steve (and all the grandchildren)…..Just heard this sad news from Sam today and wanted to get in touch with you and share your sorrow over the death of your Mother Nell. Only met her once, but was so impressed with her grace and humor.
    This picture you chose to put on the Guestbook page is beautiful, and how much of that beauty your Mother shared with you Kathy! Know that you and Steve and children will be in our thoughts and sending love and prayers to you all.

  2. To all of Nell’s family,
    Nell was the first person I met in Avondale when we moved in 3 years ago. She was a lovely neighbor and friend, so kind and interested in others. We will miss her wit and kindness in the neighborhood!

  3. Miss Nell, the most precious of the precious people I have ever know , besides her daughters..What wonderful memories I have of her and her precious family over the last 46 years.. She was always, smiling and pleasant and loving to all.. The world will mourn your loss Nell, but heaven will have trumpets shouting this day..Love to you and yours .. Terry

  4. Our condolences to your family for your lost loved one. May you find comfort in God’s promises to end death forever and bring about peaceful conditions without any suffering. John 5:28,29

  5. To The Family, I am truly sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort and tender mercies sustain you during this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

  6. Sorry to hear about your loss John 5:25 helps us to appreciate that there is hope for the dead so soon we will be reunited with our lost loved ones

  7. So sorry to hear of your loss. May the God of comfort grant you peace during this time of mourning and reflection. – 2 Corinthians 1:3,4

  8. Kathy, Steve, and family. We were so sorry to hear about your mom. Our prayers are with all of you. Sending our love to the family.

  9. Nell was a wonderful friend and neighbor whom I will miss terribly. Kathy, Steve, Julie and Alan If weather permits I will see you this evening, definitely see you tomorrow.

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