Burton Retired Probate Judge WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mr. James Callaway "Jim" Burton, 75, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at the GA War Veterans Home in Augusta. Mr. Burton was born in Washington, and was the son of the late W. L. and Mary Callaway Burton. Jim was a Georgia Tech graduate. He returned to Washington to work in the family business in 1967. He ran for and was elected to the office of Wilkes County Probate Judge in 1987, and maintained that office until his retirement in 2008. He was very civic minded and was a member of the First Baptist Church for most of his life. He is survived by his wife, Jane Bridges Burton, of Washington; one son, James Callaway Burton, Jr. (Nicole), of Cleveland, TN; two brothers, Lawrence Burton (Sandy), and Allen Burton (Patricia), both of Washington; three grandchildren, James Callaway Burton III, Nicholas Cole Burton, and Westin Campbell Burton; one niece, Julie B. Arora (Vishal), Evans; and two nephews, Bonner Burton (Lindsay), Gainesville, and Adam Scarborough (Laura), of San Antonio, TX. Funeral services will be 4:00pm Sunday, November 6, 2016, at the Washington First Baptist Church with Rev. Preston Sanders and Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service on Sunday afternoon from 1:30-3:30pm at Hopkins Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Augusta Chapter of Wounded Warriors, or to the GA War Veterans Home, 1101 15th St., Augusta, GA 30901.
Hopkins Funeral Home
416 E. Robert Toombs Avenue
Washington, GA 30673
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Nov. 4, 2016