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Arnold Franklin Burton
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Funeral services for Arnold Franklin Burton, 67, of Cornelia, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 2, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Danny O’Kelley and the Rev. Donnie Balenger officiating. Burial followed in Friendly Mission Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Burton died Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at his residence.

Born Aug. 21, 1945, in Hall County, he was a son of the late Grant and Dora York Burton. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Cora Lee Kimsey, and a brother, Gene Burton.

Mr. Burton was of the Baptist faith and was retired from Piedmont College, with 28 years of service. In his spare time he enjoyed deer hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Phyllis Burton of Cornelia; daughters and sons-in-law, Rita and Brandon Hicks of Cleveland and Lisa and Don Welborn of Mt. Airy; son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Wendy Burton of Mt. Airy; brother, Paul Burton of Murrayville; sisters, Ethel O’Kelley of Cornelia, Eva Mae Garner of Cornelia, Pearl Taylor of Demorest, Pat Kranats of Demorest and Ruth Turner of Baldwin; eight grandchildren.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.

The Northeast Georgian

May 3, 2013