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James Furman Hallyburton

James Furman Hallyburton

Nov. 17, 1930 to Oct. 27, 2020

James Furman Hallyburton, 89, of Morganton passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2020 after a period of declining health.  Born in Burke County, NC on November 17, 1930, he was the son of the late John Julius Hallyburton and Pearl Hall Hallyburton.  James served with the military police of US Air Force during the Korean War.  He was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church.

James worked for Astro Chemicals of over 30 years before retiring to focus on farming.  He loved to farm and artificially bred cattle for the American Breeder Association in Burke and surrounding counties for over 20 years.

James is survived by his wife of 64 years, Helen Marie Saunders Hallyburton of the home; son, Robin Hallyburton (Connie) of Morganton; daughter, Roxanne Hallyburton Scroggs of Morganton; grandchildren, Nicholas Alexander Scroggs (Megan); Andrea Hallyburton Rhyder (Chris), and Matthew Buchanan (Jessica); and great-grandchildren, Anzlee Rhyder and Remy Buchanan.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Hallyburton; sisters, Sarah Hallyburton Stroupe and Raye Hallyburton Hedgepath; a son-in-law, Harold A. Scroggs.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, November 2, 2020 at Burke Memorial Park with Rev. Burt Williams officiating.  Military honors will be provided by the US Air Force.

Memorial contributions may be made to North Morganton United Methodist Church, 990 Sanford Drive, Morganton, NC 28655.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Committal: Nov. 2, 2020
2 p.m.

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