James Austin Alton, age 80, of
Burnside, passed from this life on Thursday, October 20, 2016,
at his residence.
Austin was born on November 1,
1935, in the Turkey Creek Community, of Wayne County, Kentucky,
son of the late John C. and Keddy Hester Denney Alton. He
was a retired service attendant for Somerset Oil, a past
operator of the Burnside Texaco and past employee of the
Greenwood/Shamrock Coal Company. Austin was trustee and a
member of the Grave Hill Cemetery Committee, until his health
began to fail. Austin enjoyed taking care of his animals
and going to the stockyards. He was a member of
Grave Hill United Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife,
Diana Nicholas Alton; his son, Dennis (and wife, Janette) Alton,
of Dixie Bend; his daughters, Debra (and husband, Jim) Stout, of
Burnside, and Missi (and husband, Bro. Darry) Hatfield, of
Somerset; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a
host of special nieces and nephews.
Preceding Austin in death are
his parents; his son, Rickey Alton; his daughter, Karen Alton
Cogdill; his brothers, Jessie Alton, Kenton Alton, John Alton,
Tommy Alton, Coolidge Alton, Jerry Alton and Lewis Alton; and
his sisters, Zina Rose, Ora Morrow, Stella Branscum and Dora
Visitation will be Sunday,
October 23, 2016, after 5:00 p.m., in Southern Oaks Funeral Home
Funeral services will be held
on Monday, October 24, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., in the funeral home
chapel, with Bro. Darry Hatfield and Bro. Josh Wesley
officiating. Burial will be Grave Hill Cemetery, in
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests donations made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland and to the
Grave Hill Cemetery Fund.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements.