James Burt, 84, of Dawsonville, died July 7, 2017.
Born June 30, 1933 to the late Luther and Luna Burt, he was a lifelong resident of Dawson County. Mr. Burt retired from CWT Farms after more than 20 years of service. He also operated a poultry and cattle farm for more than 50 years.
He was a member of Juno Baptist Church, was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a member of Etowah Lodge No. 222 F& AM for more than 50 years.
James was a very loving and devoted husband, daddy, Pap and great "Papa James" to his great-granddaughter. He enjoyed classic car shows.
His sister and brother-in-law, Melva and Egbert Tatum; brother and sister-in-law, the Rev. Lawton and Aline Burt; and brother-in-law, the Capt. Benny Stowers, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Diane Burt of Dawsonville; children, the Rev. Phillip and Teresa Burt of Dawsonville, Connie and Phil Jennings of Cumming; his twin sister, Hazel Stowers of Dawsonville; grandchildren, Lauren and Blake Samples, Mallory Burt, Jonathan and Sara Jennings; great-granddaughter, Peyton Samples; various other relatives also survive.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. July 10 in the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Gerral Richards, Larry Waddel, Monroe Gunter and Brody Hughes officiating. Interment followed in Sawnee View Gardens.
Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.