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Mary Archie Burress, Taylor County, KY (1921-2013)

She was a native of Russell County, KY, and a resident of Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the time of her death in Louisville, KY. She was the widow of Leroy Walton "Shorty" Burress. She leaves 11 direct and 6 step living descendants. She professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church
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Mary Archie Burress, 91, of Campbellsville, KY, died at 11:05amET, Monday, August 5, 2013, in Louisville, KY.

Funeral services will be at 9amCT/10amET, Thursday, August 8, 2013 at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Rev. Alan Witham. Visitation will be 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 3878 Greensburg Road, Campbellsville, KY.

Pallbearers: Billy Ray Bowen, Freddy Witham, Ken Witham, Roger Witham, Bobby Roberts, and Doug Wilson.

Honorary Pallbearers: Ethan Bailey, Tim Bailey, Daniel Kemp, Gerald Rice, Kenny Scott, and Derick Witham.

Mary Archie Burress, Taylor Co., Russell Co. native (1921-2013)

Mary Archie Burress was the daughter of the late Johnny Bob Witham and Maggie Mae Reeder Witham. She was born in Russell County, KY, Thursday, August 25, 1921. She died Monday, August 5, 2013, in Louisville, Jefferson County, KY, at the age of 91 years, 11 months, and 11 days.

She professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church.

She united in marriage to Leroy Walton "Shorty" Burress, who preceded her in death in 1975.

She is survived by the following:
  • Two sons: Donald Witham and wife, Betty Joyce of Campbellsville, KY; and Jimmy Burress and wife, Susan of Owenton, KY

  • Four grandchildren: Lela Kay Scott and husband, Kenny, Debbie Bailey and husband, Tim and Derick Witham and wife, Christy of Campbellsville, KY, and Scott Burress of Louisville, KY

  • Three step-grandchildren: Shara Whitley of Campbellsville, KY; Becky Lockhart and husband, Dana of Buffalo, South Dakota; and Melissa Hunter and husband, Jesse of Louisville, KY

  • Five great-grandchildren: Daniel Kemp, Megan Kemp, Abbey Witham, Kailey Witham and Ethan Bailey

  • Three step-great-grandchildren: McCall Hunter, Asher Hunter and Beatrice Lockhart

  • One sister: Nellie Bowen of Campbellsville, KY

  • Several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
She was also preceded in death by one brother and two sisters, Paul Witham, Edna Colvin and Winnie Parson.

The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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