James Newton Burton was born April 4, 1927, the son of the late Luke and Lucy Tuggle Burton, in the Faubush community of Pulaski County. He departed this life Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the Wayne County Hospital, reaching an age of 89 years. He is survived by his children—Barbara and husband Gary Dick, Philip and his wife Patty Burton and Joanna and husband Brian Jones. Surviving are his grandchildren—Ashley Dunnington, Emilee Burt-on, Wesley Dick, Keri Foy, Lindsey Schott, Logan Jones and Erica Roschek; great-grandchildren—Olivia, Miles and Vivienne Foy, Avery and Emerson Roschek. He was the last surviving member of the Luke Burton family. He is preceded in death by his siblings—Audean Denney, Cecil, Wendell and Kenneth Burton. He had accepted Christ as his Savior and was an active and faithful member of the Fall Creek Baptist Church. A going home service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the Fall Creek Baptist Church with Bro. Dewey Burks and Bro. Rayburn Sweet officiating. Burial was in the Elk Spring Cemetery Hickey and Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Published on  April 19, 2016