James Earl Bolton, 58, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 17, 2017.
Born March 9, 1959 to the late Major and Ruby Bolton, he was a lifelong resident of Dawson County. Mr. Bolton worked several years for Mark Byrd.
James possessed a heart of gold and was very devoted to his family. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
His sister, Carol Bolton, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Ciara and Chad Rider of Gainesville, ShaShawna and Donavun Jackson of Cumming, Dystuny and Eric Manning of Dawsonville; 10 grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Sue McBrayer, Helen Swafford, Ruby Anne and Tracy Lingerfelt, all of Dawsonville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl and Jean Bolton, John and Kris Bolton, all of Dawsonville; various other relatives also survive.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Aug. 20 in the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Chester officiating.
Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.