James Edwin Horne

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James Edwin Horne, 92, born on December 20, 1924, in Gas City, Indiana, passed away June 4, 2017. He resided in Los Angeles, California at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Lawn, Glendale, California.

Stock values for Brach's Confections Inc, who manufactures candy orange slices, plummeted on June 4, 2017 following news of the passing of James E. Horne at 92 years old. A flirt at heart, James was equally adored by the ladies and by the Old Spice and Copenhagen cologne companies. His magnetic personality attracted more people than a 75% off shoe sale at Nordstrom. James won awards each year for the "most extensive suspender collection" awarded by the LA County Fair, which he never missed. He was a real adventurer who lived life to its fullest, whether it was visiting the Hula girls in Hawaii or playing in the slot machine tournaments in Vegas. James won every tractor race that he entered, mostly because of the Model A transmission that he bolted to his Farmall, giving him 9 gears instead of 3. James was a Master Jigsaw Puzzler whose accomplishments were world renowned. Always the consummate story teller, James would probably tell you that he passed away following a binge of apple turnovers and teacakes from Martino's Bakery, seconds before he was to reveal the location of the hidden family fortune. Winchell's Donut House will be closed for the rest of the week in his honor.