James Everette Horton, 77, of Louisburg, died Friday, May 16, 2014, at his home.
He was known by many as J.E. or “J.” He was the son of the late Sam and Flossie Tant Horton. J.E. was preceded in death by his first wife, Marie J. Horton; son, Sammy Horton; and his sister, Yvonne Horton.
A funeral service was held Sunday, May 18, at Poplar Spring Baptist Church. A private burial followed at Ransdell Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery.
J.E. is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Elsie Horton; daughter, Janet Kimbrough, of Louisburg; son, Bruce Babbitt, of Davis; grandchildren, Scott Kimbrough and wife, Carie; Jason Kimbrough and wife, Leca; Jeannie Owens and husband, Joey; Cindy Johnson; Tommy Hill and wife, Lorie; Warren Hill; eight great-grandchildren; aunt, Estelle Young, of Louisburg; many cousins; and former daughter-in-law, Nancy Babbitt, of Beaufort.
Memorials may be made to Poplar Spring Baptist Church, Building Fund, 89 Brantleytown Road, Zebulon, N.C. 27597.
Online condolences may be made at stricklandfuneralhome.net.
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