James Barney Burnham
May 9, 1924
Sept. 20, 2012
James Barney Burnham, 88, of Jasper, passed away peacefully at his home late Thursday. He was born May 9, 1924 in Arcadia, Fla. to Dan and Lilly Burnham.
Barney, as he was known far and wide, lived most of his life in Jasper, where he served one term as mayor, and owned and operated Barney’s Barber Shop for more than 35 years.
He served one tour in the U.S. Navy, and served in both the European and Pacific theaters during World War II. His stops included Southern France, Northern Africa, Sicily and Okinawa.
He was an absolute avid fisherman and for many years could be found on the waters surrounding Suwannee, on the Gulf of Mexico. He also loved the farm life, and took a great deal of pride in growing crops. He was extraordinarily generous with them, giving away most of what he grew and picked.
He made friends wherever he went and left a trail of smiles and laughter in his wake. His uncommon wit and good nature will be sorely missed.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Blanton Burnham; a grandson, Jeffrey Scott Robertson; his parents; two sisters, Annie Maude and Eileene; and a brother, Arlie. He is survived by a daughter, Sharon Roy of Milton Vermont, a son, Rick Burnham of Jasper, a grandson, James Stanton Robertson of Gainesville, a granddaughter, Brittney LeeAnna Burnham of College Station, Texas, and a nephew, James Strickland of Statenville.
Funeral services were held Monday at Harry T. Reid Funeral Home in Jasper with Pastor Wayne Sullivan officiating. Interment followed at Sasser’s Landing Cemetery.
Harry T. Reid Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Thomas Joseph Lanier II
Oct. 2, 2010
Sept. 19, 2012
Thomas Joseph Lanier II, 23 month old son of Tommy Joe and Brianna Lanier passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 in a tragic accident. Thomas “Joey” was born on Oct. 2, 2010 in Gainesville, Fla.. He was your typical little boy who never failed to entertain and who had the energy of ten two year olds. His memory will be cherished forever. He joins in heaven grandfathers, Joey Hanlon and C.J. Powell.
Survivors include his parents, Tommy Joe and Brianna Lanier and a brother, Lane Lanier; grandparents, Petie and Tommie Sue Lanier, George and Belinda Glover; great grandparents, James and Margaret Bell, George and Mickey Phillips and John Hanlon; great-great grandfather, James “Jim” Bell.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 in the chapel of Harry T. Reid Funeral Home, Jasper, FL. with Rev. Edgar Wood officiating.
Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery.
In the words of an
A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam
And for a brief moment its glory and beauty
belong to our world
But then it flies again
And though we wish it could have stayed…
We feel lucky to have seen it.
James Barney Burnham
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