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James William ‘Jim’ Burton

Mr. James William “Jim” Burton of 1104 Waddell Lane, South Boston died Friday, May 31, 2013, at Halifax Regional Hospital.

He was born in Newport News on May 22, 1945 and was 68 years old. He was the son of the late James W. Burton Sr. and Flueurie Bradley Burton and was married to Patricia Francis Burton. 

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder.  He was a graduate of Ferrum College, RPI (VCU) and received his MBA from Averett University. 

He worked for Virginia Power, Westinghouse (ABB) and  Tiullum(D-Scan).  

He was an avid golfer and was former president and financial officer of the Halifax Country Club.  He also was a member of the South Boston IDA.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Patricia Francis Burton, of South Boston; one daughter, Luanna B. Daniel, and companion Robert Jordan of South Boston; one son, James W. “Jim” Burton III, and wife Eve of Mechanicsville; one granddaughter, Jane Addison Burton, of Mechanicsville; one sister, Emmy B. Gupton, and husband Prentice of Clarksville; nieces and nephews Sara Raney and husband Steve of Chester, Tom Pulliam of San Antonio, Tex., Katheryn Peterson and husband Gary of Virginia Beach, Mary Lynn Pulliam of Clarksville and
Laura Reitmeier and husband Chris of Richmond. 

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Russell Lee conducting the service.  The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

For memorials, consider the Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558 or the Halifax County Humane Society, P.O. Box 969, South Boston, VA 24592.

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Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.