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Zenith Burton, Adair County, KY (1940-2011)

He was a member of a large, highly regarded Northeast Adair County family. He was a member of the Bloomington Chapel Brethren in Christ Church. He was sawmill operator and worked as butcher at Carl's Market and at Fairplay Meat Processing

Zenith Burton age 70 years of Columbia, KY passed away Thursday Sept. 29, 2011at 4:24amCT, at Westlake Regional Hospital, Columbia, KY.

Funeral service is Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 2pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQuearyFuneral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Ralph Foster the officiating clergy. Interment will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 4pmCT, Friday, September 30, 2011, at the funeral home.

Zenith Burton, Adair County, KY (1940-2011)

He was born December 4, 1940 in Adair County, KY. He was the son of the late Lether and Ruthie Bryant Burton. He died Thursday, September 29, 2011, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 70 years, 10 months, and 25 days.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Burton in 1973, one daughter Norma Hatcher; and three brothers and two sisters, Jimmy Burton, Rondall Burton, Gobel Burton,Minny and Wanda Burton.

He later married Maxine Buck Burton of Columbia, KY who survives.

Also surviving are the following:
  • One daughter: Teresa Burton and husband Jimmy of Columbia, KY

  • One son: Donnie Burton and wife Sharon of Columbia, KY

  • Two step daughters: Wanda Gayle Burden and husband Johnnie and Joyce Luster and husband Lonnie of Columbia, KY

  • One sister: Katie McKinney of Columbia, KY

  • Three brothers: Joseph Burton, Wendell Burton and Onda Wayne Burton ofColumbia, KY

  • Six grandchildren

  • Nine great grandchildren

  • Two step grandchildren

  • Two step great grandchildren

  • Several nieces and nephews

  • And a host other relatives and friends
He attended the Bloomington Chapel Brethren in Christ Church, was a saw mill operator, and worked at Fairplay Meat and Processing and Carl's Columbia Locker and Market as a butcherStotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of funeral arrangements

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