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James Foxworth Horne

September 5, 1939 November 7, 2017
James Foxworth Horne
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Obituary for James Foxworth Horne

James “Jimmy” Foxworth Horne, 78, of Americus, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, surrounded by his loved ones. A native of Americus, he was born September 5, 1939 to the late Harold Augustus Horne and Marie Greenly Horne.

Mr. Horne grew up in Americus, attended Darlington School in Rome and graduated from Americus High in 1958. He also attended Southern Poly Tech in Atlanta. He proudly served in the National Guard and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant in 1966 and in the late 90s, he retired from Reeves Construction. O’Daddy, as he was lovingly referred to by his grandsons, was preceded in death by the love of his life of more than fifty years, his wife, Emma Hodges Horne.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 10, 2017 at Sunset Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends after the service at Mr. Horne’s residence, 141 Country Lane Road, Americus.

Survivors include his three daughters and two sons-in-law: Tina and Joe McKenzie of Milton, Emilie Wille of Americus, and Lisa and Bruce Shiver of Sale City; and two grandsons: Austin Douglas Wille and Bradley James Wille, both of Americus.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Harold Augustus Horne, Jr. and John Greenly Horne.

Memorial contributions may be made to Phoebe-Sumter Hospice, P.O. Box 1434, Americus, Ga 31709 or to The American Cancer Society, 507 W Third Ave, Suite 4, Albany, GA 31701.

Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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11:00 AM 11/10/2017 11:00:00 AM
Sunset Memorial Gardens

120 Upper River Rd
Americus, GA 31709

Sunset Memorial Gardens
120 Upper River Rd Americus 31709 GA
United States

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Sunset Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

120 Upper River Rd
Americus, GA 31709

120 Upper River Rd Americus 31709 GA
United States

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