COLBERT - James Paul Burroughs died Friday, December 2, 2011.
A lifelong resident of Madison County, he was the son of the late Marvin and Leo Cooper Burroughs. He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Roberta Burroughs; a sister, Willie Mae Threlkeld, Paoli; and a brother, Ralph Burroughs, Tucker.
He was a retired Postmaster after serving 26 years and a member of the Jackson EMC Board of Directors for 35 years. He was a member of Colbert Baptist Church where he served as deacon and teacher of the Men’s Bible Class. Mr. Burroughs was an active member of the Colbert Lions Club and the Retired Postmasters, “Hasbeens.” He served in World War II and received the Purple Heart for his service and sacrifice to his country. He loved life and will be remembered by all that knew him for his jovial personality.
Survivors include a sister-in-law, Reba Moon, Colbert, nieces, Carol Lowe, Atlanta, Janice Threlkeld, Canton, Tammy Strickland (Keith), Colbert; nephews, Billy Threlkeld (Imogene), Milledgeville, Joe Threlkeld (Suzie), Chilhowie, Va., David Burroughs (Laurie), Lawrenceville, Dennis Moon (Brenda), Colbert, Mitch Moon, Danielsville, Ken Whitehead (Linda), Comer, Donald Whitehead (Rita), Comer, Lanier Whitehead (Barbara), Bogart; as well as many great-nieces and great-nephews.
Special thank you to his loving caregivers Ida Campbell, Meranda Hood, Yvonne Roberson, and Corinthian Allen.
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 4, at Colbert Baptist Church with the Rev. Brad Wilson, officiating. Interment was at Colbert Cemetery. Pallbearers were David Burroughs, Brad Moon, Russ Moon, Ben Strickland, Billy Threlkeld, and Joe Threlkeld. Honorary Pallbearers were members of the Colbert Lions Club, members of the Jackson EMC Board of Directors, and the Retired Postmasters.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Colbert Baptist Church Building Fund.
Lord & Stephens, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.