James "Elmer" HortonDuffield, VA | June 17, 2008
James "Elmer" Horton, 89, entered into rest Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at his residence with his loving family.
He was born in Horton Summitt, VA October 7, 1918. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Ray Horton, 1957 and Ethel Jennings Horton, 1947. Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mildred Blair and two brothers, Robert W. Horton and Walter T. (Tommy) Horton.
Mr. Horton served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of Col. CH Hagy Disabled American Veterans Chapter 45 where he served as Treasurer and Sr. Vice Commander. He was also a member of Riggs Chapel Church.
Survivors include his loving wife, Ruby Fletcher Horton, Duffield, VA; daughter and son-in-law, Doris Horton Duncan and Bobby, Duffield, VA; sister, Frances Horton Bostic, Duffield, VA; two grandchildren, Scottie Duncan, Robin Blair and husband, Travis; great grandchildren, Madison Alexis Blair and Ashton Faith Blair; several nieces, nephews and many special friends.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 2008 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Services will be held at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. T.J. Hood, Rev. David Kern and Rev. Bill Tignor officiating.
Military graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 20, 2008 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA conducted by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the V.F.W. Bagpipes will be provided by Jon Shell.
The family will meet at 10 a.m. at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Scottie Duncan, Travis Blair, Joe Herron, James Miller, Gennis Ford and Eddie Wright.
Honorary pallbearers will be Clarence Fletcher, Bobby Fletcher, W.H. Wright, Leonard Rhoton and Danny Page.
Special thanks to caregivers, Sue Bledsoe, Barbara Lawson, INell Gilliam, Dorothy Darnell, Wilma Ball, Hospice and Palliatine of Norton, VA.
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Horton family.
CondolencesDoris Jean we send our condolences and prayers to you and the family. I did notify the rest of our family. May God give you peace and comfort.
Posted by: Earl Jennings, June 20, 2008
We were very hurt to hear about the passing of Elmer, we know that he is in a better place. We will be praying for you all. If there is anything that we can do, please give us a call. We think a lot of you and your family Ruby.
The Snavely family,
Jay , Carolyn, and Lisa
Posted by: Lisa Snavely, June 19, 2008
Ruby & Doris Jean
My warm thoughts comfort you
May your memories bring you peace
WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY
Barbara Hitt Jennings
Posted by: Barbara Hitt, June 19, 2008
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Forrest and Peggy Giles
Posted by: Forrest and Peggy Giles, June 19, 2008
Our condolences to all the family of Elmer. Irma pasted away in Tx. June 15 2008 , two days before Elmer. She was cremated and memorial services will be probably in Scott Co. The announcement will be probably sometime much later.
Posted by: Carl Neeley, June 18, 2008
To the Horton family: Our sincerest sympathy. We will be thinking of you and you will be in our prayers.
Posted by: Patricia Edwards, June 18, 2008
Dear Robin and Family,
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time. I wish I could be there with you. Please know that I am there in spirit. May God watch over you at this difficult time.
Beth and Jeff
Posted by: Beth Gibbs, June 18, 2008
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