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Obituary: Pink Burton, 77


Mr. Burton was the head of a large, respected Adair County family. He was owner of Burton & Son Well Drilling and was a farmer.

Pink Burton, 77, 5890 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2008, at 1:15pmCT at Westlake Regional Hospital in Columbia, KY.

The funeral service will be Sunday, September 21, 2008, at 1:00pmCT, CT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, with Bro. Homer Stephens and Bro. Barry Bradshaw officiating.

He was born January 12, 1931, the son of the late Robert and Dorinda Burton of Adair County.

He is survived by his wife, Mae Rodgers Burton, of Columbia, KY, and the following:
  • Four sons: Billy Burton and his wife Mitzi; Bobby Burton and his wife Betty; Junior Burton and Clifford Burton, all of Columbia, KY

  • Two daughters: Allen Cox and her husband Gary; and Patty McColley and her husband Henry, of Campbellsville, KY

  • One brother: Otis Burton, Columbia, KY

  • Nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren

  • A special friend: Berlin Meadows of Alabama

  • And several nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends
Mr. Burton was the owner of Burton and Son Well Drilling and was a farmer.

Visitation will be after 3:00pmCT, Saturday, September 20, 2008, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, Columbia, KY.
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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