James “Sonny” Claxton, age 72 of Chatsworth, Georgia went home to be with the Lord and his loving wife of 46 years on Tuesday January 19th, 2021 at Advent Health Gordon Hospital in Calhoun, GA with family at his side. He was born in Lafollette, TN on February 10th, 1948. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and he treasured his family dearly. He was a proud US Army Veteran and served his country in the Vietnam War. He was a member of Opportunity Baptist Church in Chatsworth, GA.
James is preceded in death by his parents Buford and Daphine Claxton, his brother Buford “Bo Bo” Claxton sister Judy Copeland and his loving wife of 46 years Kathy Claxton.
He is survived by the following members of his family
Daughter Paula (Kevin) Turner of Pineville, KY, Son Matthew (Shana) Claxton of Chatsworth, GA Grandchildren Jamie (Caleb) Collins of Jonesville, VA, Colton Turner of Pineville, KY, Raelyn Claxton, Hunter Claxton, Lane Claxton, Cannon Claxton and Silas Claxton all of Chatsworth, GA Great-Granddaughters Kinley Collins, Kiowa Collins, and Mahala Collins of Jonesville, VA.
Sisters Mae Elliott, Lois (Raymond) Singleton, Kathy (Scott) Cox, Beverly (Jim) Chadwell
And Brothers Charles (Nancy) Claxton, Danny (Donna) Claxton, Paul (Colleen) Claxton, Billy (Paula) Claxton
As well as a host of special nieces and nephews.
The family of James Claxton will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at the Green Hills Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2021 the Green Hills Funeral Home Chapel with Rev Kevin Turner presiding.
Graveside services will immediately follow at the Green Hills Memorial Gardens, Middlesboro, KY with Full Military Honors presented.
Pallbearers will be Hunter Claxton, Lane Claxton, Justin Claxton, Colton Turner, Caleb Collins, Jim Hatfield, and Kelly Thacker.
Green Hills Funeral Home, Middlesboro, is honored to serve the Claxton Family.
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