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James & Teresa Burton

March 31, 2024

James & Teresa Burton Obituary

James O. Burton, 67, and Teresa Ann Burton, 56, of Yosemite, passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2024, in Liberty.

Born on June 17, 1956, in Liberty, Kentucky, James was a son of the late Elmer and Lucille Buck Burton. He was a welder and was a member of Christ Tabernacle. He was an avid UK Wildcats and Kansas City Chiefs fan. James enjoyed listening to the radio, playing basketball with the grandkids, and traveling.

Born on December 1, 1967, in Columbus, Indiana, Teresa was a daughter of Helen McFarland Caudill of Liberty and the late Marshall Caudill. Teresa was a caregiver and was a member of Christ Tabernacle, as well. She loved her children and grandchildren, teaching her Sunday School class, arts and crafts, scrapbooking, traveling, and cooking.

James is survived by his children, Josh (Cassie) Burton of Liberty, Jason (Angie Spears) Burton of Liberty, Jordan (Kaylee) Burton of Liberty, Jacob (Ticia Aranda) Burton of Russell Springs, and Bethany Burton of Harrodsburg; and siblings, Ramona (Paul) Martin of Liberty, Shirley Hayes of Liberty, Darrell (Anita) Burton of Liberty, and Francis Allen of Edinburgh, Indiana.

In addition to his parents, James is preceded in death by his former spouse, Barbara Burton; and a sibling, Phillip Burton.

In addition to her mother, Teresa is survived by her children, Cassie (Josh) Burton of Liberty, Brandon (Kayla Hayes) Cooper of South Carolina, Ericia (Wade) Cornett of Liberty, Dakota Lemons of Liberty, and Jackie Dylan Cooper of Liberty; siblings, John Gadberry of Campbellsville, Diane Buck of Liberty, and Donna (Mark) Murphy of Liberty; and first husband, Jimmy Cooper.

In addition to her father, Teresa is preceded in death by her firstborn child, Timothy Cooper; and her former spouse, Buck Lemons.

Mr. and Mrs. Burton are survived by twenty-three grandchildren and are preceded in death by five grandchildren, Elijah, Emma, Charlie, Skyler, and Kade.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 4, 2024, at Christ Tabernacle with Bro. Patrick Lovett and Bro. Lee Burton officiating. Burial will follow in McFarland Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 4, 2024, at Christ Tabernacle.

Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home to assist the Burton family in offsetting funeral expenses.

Pallbearers for James will be his four sons, his daughter, Lee Burton, Tyler Hardwick, and Darrell Burton.

Pallbearers for Teresa will be Wade Cornett, Bradley Cooper, Carson Cooper, Jeff Smith, Shawn Holtzclaw, John Gadberry, Joey Cooper, and Lee Burton. Honorary pallbearers will be her children.

Arrangements for Mr. and Mrs. Burton are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at

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April 4, 2024

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Christ Tabernacle

Funeral Service
April 4, 2024

2:00 PM
Christ Tabernacle


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