James R. “Jim” Horton – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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James R. “Jim” Horton, 73, of Vina, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Helen Keller Hospital.
He was born in Alabama to Roy and Lucille Gober Horton. He owned and operated Horton’s BBQ, Horton’s Clothing Store and the Gulf station for many years. He attended Community Center Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Deaton Funeral Home chapel, Red Bay, Ala., with Brother Donald Raper and Brother Rick Murrell officiating. Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Ala., will be in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include three children, Gina Raper (Donald), of Madison, Tony Horton (Lynette) and Tammy Duncan (Byron), all of Red Bay; two stepchildren, Kristie Rhodes (Dennis), of Purvis, Miss., and Kelly Stewart (Brandon), of Houston, Texas; seven grandchildren, Joseph Raper, Taira Dotson (Robert), Allyssa Horton, Anthony Horton, Mariah Horton, Tyler Duncan and Tiffany Thorne (Heath); four great-grandchildren, Kieli and Autumn Dotson, Jeremiah and Joshua Thorne; one stepgreat-grandchild, Gabriella Montoya; two brothers, Roy M. Horton and Bob Horton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Durell Horton.
Pallbearers will be Joseph Raper, Anthony Horton, Tyler Duncan, Heath Thorne, Robert Dotson and Brad Ivy.
Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Ala.

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