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Tuesday, February 15, 2022
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Wednesday, February 16, 2022
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Mr. John ‘Garland’ Burton, Sr., 82, of Whipporwill Drive, Royston, passed away on Monday, February 14, 2022, at his residence.
Mr. Burton was born in Elberton on August 5, 1939, the only child of the late John Andrew Burton and Flora Booth Burton. A graduate of Centerville High School, Garland was a founder and co-owner of Burton Monument Company. He was a member and past president of the Granite Center Shrine Club and past master of both Philomathea Masonic Lodge #25 in Elberton and Primrose Masonic Lodge #79 in Bowman. Garland was very dedicated to the shrine and getting children admitted to the Shriners Hospital. He was a founding member of the Centerville Fire Department, a charter member of the Elbert County Saddle Club, and a member of Eliam United Methodist Church. He loved riding and training horses.
Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Fay Lewis Burton of the residence; sons and their spouses: Johnny and Janet Burton and Rick Burton and Christy Brown, all of Elberton; grandchildren: Blake Burton, Brad and Julie Burton, and Bailee Burton; great-grandchildren: Liberty, Cadence, Isabella, Ethan, Blakely, and Ruby Grace; step-daughter, Tara Bush; step-granddaughters: Amelia and Claire; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services celebrating his life will be held on Wednesday, February 16, at 11 o’clock in the Memorial Chapel of Berry Funeral Home with the Rev. Teresa Lilja officiating.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 15, from 6:00-8:00p.m. at Berry Funeral Home.
Flowers are accepted and contributions may be made in his memory to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605 or to ASPCA at aspca.org.
Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at www.berryfh.com.
Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of Elberton is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Mr. John ‘Garland’ Burton, Sr.