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Ruth Burris, Adair County, KY (1927-2012)

She was a member of a large, highly regarded family. She was the widow of A.Z. Burris. She leaves 36 direct living descendants. She was a member of Pickett's Chapel United Methodist Church and a homemaker

Ruth "Granny Ruth" Burris, 85, of Columbia, KY, formerly of the Portland community, died Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 11:22pmCT, at the Westlake Regional Hospital. Columbia, KY.

The funeral service will be Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 11amCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Herbert Janes, Bro. William Davenport and Bro. Roger McKinney officiating. Burial will be in Tarter's Chapel Cemetery, 4350 Milltown Road, Milltown, KY. Visitation will be after 3pmCT, Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at the funeral home.

Casket bearers: Doug Burris, Dan Burris, Tim Burris, Kevin Shearer, P.J. Burris, Johnathan Burris, Kenny Wisdom and Shorty Hamilton.

Ruth Burris, Adair County, KY, (1927-2012)

She was born Thursday, October 6, 1927 in Adair County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Galeon and Sallie Keltner Janes. She died Sunday, October 28, 2012, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 85 years and 22 days.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, A.Z. Burris on August 26, 2006, and one brother, Lewis Janes.

She was a member of Pickett's Chapel United Methodist Church and a homemaker.

Survivors Include:
  • Four sons: David (Betty) and Sam (Phyllis) Burris all of Columbia, KY; Mike (Carolyn) Burris of Russell Springs, KY; and Phillip (Marilyn) Burris of Campbellsville, KY

  • One daughter: Wanda (Larry) Wisdom of Columbia, KY

  • Six brothers: Ollen, Johnnie, Payne and Herbert Janes, all of Columbia, KY; and Bill and Norman Janes both of Campbellsville, KY

  • Five sisters: Ernestine Kemp, Sue Cundiff and Phyllis Stone all of Columbia, KY; Freida Smith of Louisville, KY; and Retter Bailey of Campbellsville, KY

  • Fourteen grandchildren

  • and 17 great grandchildren
Send a condolence to the family of Ruth Burris

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY in charge of arrangements. The family request expressions of sympathy be in the form of a donation to the Tarter's Chapel Cemetery Fund or Gideon Bibles.

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Ruth Burris, Adair County, KY (1927-2012)

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