James Russell Stratton

Born: Sat., Jun. 16, 1945
Died: Wed., Mar. 25, 2015


2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sun., Mar. 29, 2015
Location: Cliffords Grove Baptist Church

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sun., Mar. 29, 2015
Location: Cliffords Grove Baptist Church

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James Russell Stratton

James Russell Stratton, age 69, of the Sandy Cross Community of Taliaferro County, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Greene Point Health Care and Rehabilitation.  He was born in Clarke County, June 16, 1945 to the late James Melvin Stratton and Gladys Brooks Stratton.   He attended school in Lexington, Georgia.  On October 19, 1968 he married the former Miriam Claire Edwards of Crawfordville, Georgia.  After nearly fifty years of service, Mr. Stratton retired from Chipman Union Hosiery in Union Point, Georgia as a fork lift operator.  He was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church in Union Point where he served as a deacon and a member of Woodmen of the World.  He enjoyed hunting and loved his country and gospel music, especially George Jones.

Survivors include his wife of forty-six years, Claire Edwards Stratton of the Sandy Cross Community; children, Melanie Boatwright of Lexington, GA, Susan Yearwood and husband Mark of Crawfordville, GA, and Edward Stratton and wife Brittany of Washington, GA; grandchildren, Carmen Echols and husband Brandon, Rachel Yearwood, Rebecca Hannis and husband Ceth, Ethan Yearwood, Aaron Yearwood, Jakob Stratton and Ryan Stratton; sister, Kathy Howard and husband Ricky of Washington, GA; a number of other relatives and numerous friends.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Stratton; and a sister, Melda Ballard.
Funeral Services will be held Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at Cliffords Grove Baptist Church, 3678 Lundburg Road, Washington, GA 30673 with Rev. Terry Casper officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers are Randy Flemming, Ethan Yearwood, Randy Boatwright, Tony Howard, Jeremy Edwards, Clint Edwards, Shawn Wiggins, and Frankie Combs.  Honorary pallbearers will be Franklin Combs, Gerald Drinkard, Ricky Howard, Johnny McCannon, Melvin Edwards, Emmett Whelchel, Crayton Young and Tony Stratton.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday at the church.  Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes  St.,Union Point, GA, (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at   www.callawayfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.


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Cindy Taylor
   Posted Thu March 26, 2015
The boys and I were saddened to hear of your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathies during this time.

   Posted Thu March 26, 2015

Paula Rhodes Swint
   Posted Thu March 26, 2015
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss. May you experience The Peace that passeth human understanding. Paula, Wilma, Kelly and Gladys

David & Louise McClearen
   Posted Thu March 26, 2015
So sorry for your loss.

David & Louise McClearen

Peggy Higgins
   Posted Thu March 26, 2015
Praying and thinking of this family ! May God give you comfort and peace!

Vicki Swann
   Posted Fri March 27, 2015
I'm so sorry about Mr. Russell. He will be missed. Prayers to the entire family.

Karen Stratton Hart
   Posted Fri March 27, 2015
Our Prayers are with all of you. Russell is now with many, many other loved ones who have gone before him. We know he will be greatly missed. Karen Stratton Hart & the family of Sam Jones Stratton.

Charles Earl Bryan
   Posted Sat March 28, 2015
So sorry to hear about Russell's death. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.