Mr. George Henry Horton, age 85, of Summerville, GA died Sunday, October 16, 2011 at his residence.

Mr. Horton was born June 8, 1926 in Portersville, AL, the son of the late Jess and Bertha Grubbs Horton. He retired from Mt. Vernon Mills in 1988. Mr. Horton was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in WWII. He was a member of the F & AM Dekalb Lodge #116 in Lebanon, AL. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Dottie Bryson; sisters, Mary Stone and Miriam Barnes; brothers, Jack Horton and Ray Horton; and 2 Grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Lucy Drucilla Horton; sons and wives, George Horton, JR, Charles and Diane Bryson, Sidney and Sheilah Bryson, William and Connie Bryson; daughter and husband, Brenda and Tim Rutledge; 11 Grandchildren; 19 Great Grandchildren; and 3 Great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p. m. Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at Mason Funeral Home with Wesley Dawson officiating. Burial will follow in Ami Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Randy Bryson, Chris Bryson, Shawn Bryson, Freddy Bryson, Ryan Bryson, Timothy Rutledge, Charlie Rutledge, and Jerry Rutledge.

Mr. Horton will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p. m. Tuesday, October 18, 2011.