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Hiram Wardlaw Milburn

May 9, 1941 — March 11, 2024

Stapleton, GA

Hiram Wardlaw Milburn, 82, a man known for his strong work ethic and unwavering dedication to his family, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, March 11, 2024.  The family will greet friends at James Funeral Home from 6:00 – 8:00PM Thursday evening, March 14, 2024.  Funeral services to celebrate his life will be held in the James Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00AM on Friday, March 15, 2024 with Rev. Ed Chance officiating. Interment will follow in the Wrens Church of God Cemetery.

Born on May 9, 1941, Hiram was the “baby” of four children born to the late Geneva Elizabeth Crum and the late Walter Ernest Milburn. He led a life filled with hard work, love, and faith.

Hiram's career journey was a testament to his industrious nature. From his early days in the logging business to his time driving trucks and later serving the Jefferson County Road Department, Hiram dedicated over a decade of service to each endeavor. Even in his "retirement," he continued to work alongside his son, moving equipment and showcasing his supervisory skills.  He had a passion for tinkering with engines of all kinds. A certified tinkerer, he could often be found outdoors, tending to his yard or fixing small engines—tractors, lawn mowers, leaf blowers, etc.—with precision and care.

Apart from his work, Hiram was a devoted family man. Marrying his high school sweetheart in 1962, he shared 55 years of marriage with the late Ann Thompson Milburn before her passing in 2017.  Hiram's family brought him immense joy, and he took great pride in the accomplishments of his adoring children and grandchildren.  He shared many memories with his siblings to whom he was devoted.

Hiram's faith was a guiding light in his life. He faithfully attended Wrens Church of God until his health declined. Known for being a straight shooter who stood by his beliefs and opinions, Hiram had a gift for getting along with everyone he met.

In his leisure time, Hiram found solace in fishing—a beloved hobby that allowed him to connect with nature and unwind.

Hiram not only suffered the loss of his loving wife and parents, but also his son, Steve Milburn; and all of his siblings, Jennie Milburn, Maron Milburn and Durham Milburn.

Hiram leaves behind a legacy of love and dedication. He will be deeply missed by his adoring children: Angie Wiley (Sport) and Jason M. Milburn; grandchildren, Kevin Kitchens (Jill Hadden), Tyler Wiley (Kalli), Tori Webber (Sam), Tanna Wiley, and Ansley Grace Milburn; as well as three great-grandchildren, Riggs Webber, Braylin Wood, and Ava Stewart; nieces, nephews, other extended family, church family and friends. Honored to serve as pallbearers include Kevin Kitchens, Sam Webber, Tyler Wiley, Chase Braswell, Justin Usry and Charles Williams. 

Hiram Wardlaw Milburn's enduring spirit lives on through the memories shared by those who knew him best. May he rest in peace knowing that his legacy of hard work, love for family, and steadfast faith will continue to inspire all those who were fortunate enough to have him in their lives.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, March 14, 2024

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

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Funeral Service

Friday, March 15, 2024

11:00 - 11:45 am (Eastern time)

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Friday, March 15, 2024

12:00 - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

Wrens Church of God Cemetery

Campground Rd, Wrens, GA 30818

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