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Obituary: Altha Pyles Burton, 95, Adair Co., KY

Mrs. Burton was a member of the Purdy Separate Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was a member of the large, highly successful and influential Adair County family, one of 15 children of the late J.B. and Reta Mae Bryant Pyles. She was the widow of Carl A. Burton. She leaves 55 living descendants.

Altha Pyles Burton, age 95 years of Liberty RD, Columbia, KY, passed away Tuesday, February9, 2010 at 7:30amCT, at Casey County Hospital in Liberty, KY.

Funeral services will be Friday, February 12, 2010 at 1pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY. Bro. Junior Holmes, Bro. Jamie Bryant and Bro. David Coffey will be the officiating clergy. Interment will be in Bearwallow Cemetery, 6080 Liberty RD, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 3pmCT, Thursday, February, 11, 2010 at the funeral home.

Altha Pyles Burton, 95, Adair Co., KY (1914-2010)

She was born in Adair Co., KY, on Friday, May 1, 1914. She was the daughter of the late J. B. Pyles and Reta Mae Bryant Pyles. She passed away in Liberty, Casey Co., KY, on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at the age of 95 years, 9 months and 8 days.

She was a member of the Purdy Separate Baptist Church and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband Carl A. Burton on February 23, 1973.

She is survived by the following:
  • Five sons: Keith Burton and his wife Theril; Clifton Wayne Burton and his wife Alice; Rabon Toon Burton and his wife Ethel and Winfrey Mick Burton and his wife Nancy all of Columbia, KY; and Ralph Burton and his wife Peggy of Liberty, KY

  • Two daughters: Gail Camfield and husband Randy of Columbia, KY and Frankie Hatch and husband Marvin of Mt. Washington, KY

  • Eighteen grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren

  • Two brothers: Rollin Pyles of Columbia, KY and Howard Pyles of Ohio

  • Two sisters: Clara Jones and Lyla Pyles of Campbellsville, KY
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Joann Burton on April 10, 2002, one grandchild Jeffery Wayne Burton, one great grandchild, Travis Paul McGaha, and the following brothers and sisters: Hobert Ray Pyles, Finis Pyles, Vitus Pyles, Claris Marie Pyles, Bonnie Rice, Kenneth Pyles, Robert Pyles, Aaron Pyles, Walter Pyles and James Pyles

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