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Carl Lewis Burris, 93, Adair Co., KY (1922-2016)

Mr. Burris was a member of the House of Prayer in Edmonton, KY for over 60 years, he was a farmer and a bus driver for the Adair Co. School System and served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II. The was the patriarch of a great Adair County family, with 50 direct living descendants spanning four generations.
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Carl Lewis Burris age 93 years of Gradyville, KY, passed away Friday August 12, 2016 at 9:15amCT, at his home after an illness.

Funeral service will be Sunday August 14, 2016 at 1pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Phil Lowry & Bro. Wes Jolly the officiating Clergy.Interment in the Tarter's Chapel Cemetery with full military honors presented by Columbia VFW Post 6097. The family request visiting after 4pmCT, on Saturday at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.


Carl Lewis Burris, 93, Adair Co., KY (1922-2016)

He was born on September 23, 1922 in Gradyville, KY. He was the son of the late: Elmer & Nonie Roach Burris of Adair County. He died Friday, August 12, 2016, in Gradyville, Adair County, KY, at the age of 93 years, 10 months, and 20 days.

He was preceded in death by his wife Nora Bell Smith Burris, December 13, 2004, a daughter Patsy Posey in 1963 and an infant son Glenn Burris and by one granddaughter Teresa Gibbons:

He survived by the following:
  • One son: Randall Burris & wife Sherry of Columbia, KY

  • Five daughters: Dorothy Stinson & husband Jackie of Columbia, KY; Betty Keith & husband Olie Clay of Columbia, KY; Janice Byrd & husband Tommy of Glasgow, KY; Wanda Kean & husband Joey of Columbia, KY; Vickie Jessee and husband James of Columbia, KY

  • One sister: Evelyn Squires of Campbellsville, KY

  • Twelve grandchildren

  • Twenty-seven great grandchildren

  • Five great great grandchildren

  • Several other nieces, nephews
  • A host of relatives and friends survives

    Mr. Burris was a member of the House of Prayer in Edmonton, KY for over 60 years, he was a farmer and a bus driver for the Adair Co. School System and served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II

    Send condolences to the family of Carl Lewis Burris

    Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the Tarters Chapel Cemetery Fund and may be left at the funeral home

    Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.



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