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Obituary: Vaughn Burton, 65, owner of V&K Bus Line

Mr. Burton was a former member of the Adair County Board of Education.

Vaughn Burton, 65, of 6760 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY, (the Christine Community) passed away Thursday, June 8, 2006 at 11:05am, at the Westlake Regional Hospital Emergency Room, Columbia, KY

The funeral service will be Sunday, June 11, 2006, at 1:00pm, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY, with Bro. David Coffey, the officiating clergy.

The family request visitation after 1:00pm, Saturday, May 10, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home. Masonic funeral rites will be held Saturday, May 10, 2006, at 7:00pm at the funeral home by the Hood Masonic Lodge 839.

Mr. Burton was a prominent Adair County businessman. He was the owner of Vaughn Burton Mobile Home Service and the V & K Bus Line in Columbia, KY. He was a member of the Hood Masonic Lodge 839. He served as a member of the Adair County School Board for several years.

He was the son of the late Elzy and Leona Sinclair Burton of Adair County, Kentucky.

He is survived by his wife Kay Goodin Burton of Columbia, KY, and the following:
  • One daughter: Sonya Haydon and her husband Kurt, Louisville, KY

  • Three sisters: Ailene Brown, Marcella McQueary Elaine Cooley all of Louisville, KY

  • Two grandchildren: Kailey and Logan Haydon

  • A close family friend, Angie Estes, and her family, Columbia, KY
He was preceded in death by a son Doug Burton on April 24, 1993.

Interment in the Bearwallow Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the Bearwallow Cemetery Fund and may be left at the funeral home.
This obituary was made possible through the support of Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, established in 1922, located at 210 Greensburg Street in Columbia. To reach Louis and Brenda McQueary and Richard and Mary Beth Phelps, phone 270-384-2145, or call our 24-hour community obituary information line, 384-6999. E-mail: Friends you trust, caring for people you love.

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Remembering: Vaughn Burton, founder of V&K Busline

2006-06-11 - Columbia, KY - Photo Family photograph.

Mr. Burton was well-known businessman,
former member of Adair County School Board

Adair Countians were saddened by the death this week of Columbia businessman Vaughn Burton, 65. Mr. Burton founded V&K Bus Line and Vaughn Burton Mobile Homes with his wife, Kay Goodin Burton, who survives. He was a a former school board member. The funeral for Mr. Burton was held Sunday afternoon at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in Columbia. Burial was in Bearwallow Cemetery, Christine, KY.

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