Timothy Fred Burton, age 51, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at his home in the Ludville community.
His survivors are all residents of Pickens County and include his mother, Betty Doris Burton; son, Adam Burton; brother and sister-in-law, Andy and Lacey Burton; and nephews, Griffen Burton and Sam Burton. He was predeceased by his father, Fred Burton; and his sister, Jan Burton Lawson.
Tim was an active volunteer for Pickens County Habitat for Humanity and received honors from them for his devoted service. He also went on their trip to the Gulf Coast to help following Hurricane Katrina. On his 51st birthday they honored him with a surprise birthday party.
Tim loved helping others and has constructed many wheelchair ramps for the disabled, donating time, labor and often the required materials.
Tim was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Jasper. He has participated in their annual Youth Mission Trips for many years. These mission trips to underserved areas in the South involved construction and repairs. He loved teaching various construction skills to the youth participants and encouraged them to seek opportunities to help others.
The funeral service was conducted Saturday, May 4, in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home, with Dr. Jimmy Lewis and Dr. Charlie Boggan officiating. Interment was in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Mark Hinton, Kyle Rasco, Neil Boggan, Hubert Smith and Stuart and Scott Mason. Honorary pallbearers were Habitat for Humanity personnel.
In lieu of flowers, the family requested that memorials be directed to the Youth Mission Trip, First Baptist Church, 198 East Church Street, Jasper, Ga. 30143.
-Pickens Progress, May 8, 2013