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Obituary: Agnes Marie Burton, 82, Adair Co., KY native

She was a member of a large, respected Adair Co., KY family. She leaves 43 living descendants. She spent her childhood in North Adair County and attended Dunbar Hill Church and Purdy Separate Baptist Church early in life. She was the widow of the late Luther Burton, with whom she shared a marriage which lasted over 54 years.

Agnes Marie Burton age 82 years of Paris, TN formerly of Columbia and Campbellsville, KY, passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at the home of her daughter Brenda Ann Burton Kirksey in Paris, TN.

Funeral service Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 2pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Wayne Burton the officiating clergy. Interment will be in the Bearwallow Cemetery, 6080 Liberty RD, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be from 4-8pmCT, Friday, September 3, 2010, and after 6amCT on Saturday, September 4, 2010, at the funeral home.

Agnes Marie Burton, Adair Co., KY native (1928-2010)

She was born in Knifley, Adair Co., KY on Saturday, April 28, 1928. She was the daughter of Zilpha Marie Pendleton DeHart and Cautis Larkin DeHart. She died Wednesday, September 1, 2010, in Paris, Henry Co. TN at the age of 82 years, 4 months, and 4 days.

She was preceded in death by paternal grandparents George Rice DeHart and Mintie Ferguson also her maternal grandparents James Hamilton Pendleton and Molly Goode.

She married Luther Burton on August 11, 1945, in Adair County, KY and was preceded in deathon March 9, 2000.She had eight sons and two daughters, Alford and Alvin died as babies at Little Cake, KY.

She is survived by the following:
  • Children: Albert Taylor and wife Katy of North Vernon, IN; David Gene Burton and wife Janet of Campbellsville, KY: Larry Michael Burton and wife Angie of Seymour, IN; Gregory Joseph Burton and wife Peggy of Seymour, IN; Robert Dale Burton and wife Mary of Campbellsville, KY; James Allen Burton of Milton, KY; Brenda Ann Burton Kirksey of Paris, TN and Ramona Sue Jackson of Campbellsville, KY

  • Two brothers: Garnett DeHart of IL and Martin Allen DeHart of Denver, CO

  • Two sisters: Mary Ann DeHart Walker husband Robert "Bob" of Ottawa. IL and Wanda Gertrude Neurohr and husband Joseph "Joe" of Marseilles, IL

  • Twenty-one grandchildren

  • Fourteen great grandchildren and a great many relatives and friends
She was member of the Dunbar Hill Baptist Church as a young girl and the Purdy Separate Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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