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Clavis (Short) Burris, 88, Gradyville, KY (1928-2016)

He was the patriarch of a highly regarded Gradyville, Adair County, KY, family. He was the son of the Willie W. & Nellie Janes Burris, and the widower of Willie W. & Nellie Janes Burris. He leaves 10 direct living descendants.
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Clavis "Short" Burris, 88, of Gradyville, died Monday, October 17, 2016 at 9:44 A.M. at the home of his daughter.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 11amCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Bobby Withers officiating. Burial will follow the service in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 4:30pmCT, Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at the funeral home.

Casket bearers: Shane Garmon, Steven Skaggs, Darren Adams, Trey Garmon, Tanner Garmon and Keagan Skaggs

Honorary casket bearers: Danny Burris, Travis Burris, Randall Richard, Dale Hayes, Richie Janes and Michael Richards

Clavis (Short) Burris, 88, Gradyville, KY (1928-2016)

He was born April 23, 1928, in Adair County, KY. He was the son of the late Willie W. & Nellie Janes Burris. He died Monday, October 17, 2016, at the home of his daughter in Gradyville, Adair County, KY, at the age of 88 years, five months, and 24 days. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Voyce Shirley Burris on November 5, 2011, and a son, David S. Burris. He was a self-employed carpenter and a farmer.

Survivors include:
  • One son: Donnie Burris & his wife Darla of Gradyville, KY

  • One daughter: Marie Lemmon & her husband Michael of Gradyville, KY

  • A daughter-in-law: Lana Burris of Gradyville, KY

  • One brother: Tom Burris of Columbia, KY

  • One sister: Lucille Reece of Shelbyville, IN

  • Three grandchildren: Shane Garmon, Keisha Skaggs & Lori Adams

  • Five great-grandchildren

  • Several other relatives and friends
Send condolences to the family of Clavis (Short) Burris

Memorial contributions are requested to Hosparus of Green River. These may be left at the funeral home.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY.

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Clavis (Short) Burris, 88, Gradyville, KY (1928-2016)

2016-10-17 - 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.

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