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Way-Watson Funeral Home - Buena Vista
Thursday June 16th, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Liberty Hill Cemetery
Friday June 17th, 2022

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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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Elayne, we have such fond memories of times spent with you and Jim when you lived in Thomson. So sorry to hear of your loss, hold on to those good memories and stay busy with those grandchildren! Sending love and prayers!

Gail & Rodney Wilcher Jun 29 2022 6:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James McGlaun, Jr.

Kelly McGlaun-Fields Jun 19 2022 3:35 AM

From my family to yours. Elayne, We love and are praying for strength and healing for you and the family.

Gwendolyn Jefferson Jun 18 2022 5:40 PM

So sorry. What a good man and friend! The memories are many of the good old days. Prayers for his sweet wife Elaine and his family.

Freddie Sanders Jun 18 2022 11:57 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James McGlaun, Jr.

Phillip Hanners Jun 18 2022 2:01 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James McGlaun, Jr.

Ernest and Evelyn Hart Jun 18 2022 12:09 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James McGlaun, Jr.

Flem and Judy Smith Jun 17 2022 3:44 PM

Elayne, sending sincere condolences to you and your family. Praying that God will give you peace and comfort today and always. With love and hugs, Sondra (Simons) Lunceford. 🙏🏻💝

Sondra Lunceford Jun 17 2022 2:00 PM

Jim and Vernon served in Region 1 together. We have many fun memories
of the duo engaging in antics in their first years of law enforcement. Our love and prayers are with Elayne and the McGlaun family.

Joan and Vernon Keenan Jun 17 2022 10:23 AM

Prayers for the family. Jim was part of our Region 7 family and a dear friend. He was a Trooper during my time with GSP and then I worked with him in Region 7, specifically in Burke County together. He was a hilarious co-worker and good friend.
Daniel Thomas
Former GSP & GBI

Daniel Thomas Jun 16 2022 10:28 PM

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