Cecil Grant Horton, 70, of Austinville, died Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Twin County Regional Hospital.
He was born in the Laurel community to the late William Roscoe and Edith Lineberry Horton.
He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Melda Horton Alexander and Emma Horton Layman; father and mother-in-law, Early and Hortence Overstreet Southern; and brother-in-law, Vance Romanger.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Southern Horton of the home; children, Gary Grant Horton and wife Sandra and Michelle Simone Shaffner, all of Laurel; four brothers and sisters-in-laws, William Alva and Mary Horton of Ohio, Ranza and Doris Southern Horton and Lester and Mae Horton, all of Laurel and Randolph and Dalia Horton of North Carolina; sister, Rella Horton Romanger of North Carolina; brother-in-law, Early Carlton Southern and wife, Sandy of Pulaski; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three step granddaughters.
A funeral was held on March 15, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Ronald Bowman officiating. Burial followed in the Coulson Cemetery.
A guestbook is available online at www.vaughanguynnandmcgrady.com.
Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Funeral Home Chapel is serving the family.
1035 N MAIN ST P.O. BOX 145
Hillsville, VA 24343-0145
Published in Galax Gazette from Mar. 17 to Mar. 18, 2014