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James W. McGlaun, Jr.

October 9, 1952 — June 14, 2022

James W. McGlaun, Jr.


Mr. James W. McGlaun, Jr., 69, of Cusseta, GA, passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, GA.  A graveside funeral service will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, June 17, 2022, at Liberty Hill Cemetery with Rev. Mark Dixon officiating. The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Thursday, June 16, 2022, from 6:00-8:00PM.

Mr. McGlaun was born October 9, 1952, in Columbus, GA, to James Wesley McGlaun, Sr. and Jonnie Mae Grimes McGlaun. He was a member of Cusseta First Baptist Church. Mr. McGlaun began his law enforcement career with the GBI before becoming a Georgia State Patrol Trooper.  He returned to the GBI, serving as a polygraphist before his retirement.  Mr. McGlaun was currently serving Probate Judge of Chattahoochee County, a position he had held for the past 14 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and his grandchildren were his life. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Eric McGlaun.

He is survived by his wife, Elayne Niver McGlaun of Cusseta, GA; by one son and daughter-in-law, Justin Wesley McGlaun (Kandice) of Cusseta, GA; a brother and sister-in-law, Vince McGlaun (Nadine) of Cusseta, GA; three grandchildren, Raylen, Brylee and Kinslee McGlaun and his beloved dog, Smoke.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc., 26345 Network Place, Chicago, IL 60673-1263.

Way-Watson Funeral Home, 1052 Dr. Deryl Hart Road, Buena Vista, Georgia has been entrusted with these arrangements.

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Past Services


Thursday, June 16, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Buena Vista, GA

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Graveside Service

Friday, June 17, 2022

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