James “Buddy” Horton, Jr

Augusta, GA – James “Buddy” Horton, Jr, 70, husband of Debbie Nichols Horton, entered into rest Wednesday, October 29, 2019, at Augusta University Medical Center. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 2, 2019, at 11:00 AM from the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors.

Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Mr. Horton, son of the late Mary Margaret Brantley Williams and James Horton, Sr, was a native of Augusta, and retired after 40 years with International Paper/Fraser Lumber Mill.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Ginny Horton Sapp, of Martinez, and David Lee Johnson III (Courtney), of Blythewood, SC; his grandchildren, Josh Purkey (Alyson), Kayla Whitten (Robert), Trevor Johnson, Heaven Lee Johnson, David Lee Johnson IV, and Chase James Johson; his great grandchildren, Zoey Harding, Ryder Purkey, Baylee Purkey, and Isaiah Cody; his special brother, Paul Rogers, of Martinez; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Robert Whitten, David Lee Johnson III, Josh Purkey, Mike Nichols, Coleman Gay, and Jason Shire.

If so desired please memorial contributions may be made to the CSRA Humane Society, 4164 Mack Lane, Augusta, GA 30906; or to Prostate Cancer Research, Cancer Research Institute, 29 Broadway Floor 4, New York, NY 10006-3111.

The family will receive friends Friday, November 1, 2019, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, GA, 30906.

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