Comer - James Samuel Patton, 75, died Sunday, July 11, 2010 after a courageous 6 week battle with cancer.
A native of Madison county, he was the son of the late William and Mary Lou Sanders Patton. James was a 1951 graduate of Comer High School and member of Comer United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge #404 and the Georgia Cattleman Association. He was an avid farmer and retired from the USDA as a meats and poultry inspector.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Mary Burton Langford Patton, children and their spouses; Patricia and Scott Carey, James H. and Melanie Patton, Doug and Ann Patton; grandchildren: Jamie Patton, Shelly Patton, Morgan Carey, Sam Carey, Savanah Patton, Duncan Patton and Jake Corey; uncle: Joe Sanders; cousin: Nona Meers and three caregivers: Donna Barrett, Jennifer Pittman and Wanda Jackson.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 11AM at Comer United Methodist Church Rev. Albert Askew and Rev. Hugh Hendrickson. Burial will follow at Comer Cemetery.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Madison County Agricultural Center or Comer United Methodist Church.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 Monday at the funeral home.
Lord & Stephens Danielsville is in charge of arrangements.