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Dorothy Burris

July 20, 1921 — July 19, 2016

Dorothy Burris

Dorothy M. Burris, age 94, of Gurdon, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016. She was born July 20, 1921 in Natchez, Mississippi to Edgar and Rosie Bearden.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of fifty-years, James C. Burris Sr.; two sons, William O. (Billy) Burris and James C. Burris Jr.; one brother, one sister, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She leaves behind six daughters, Rose (Lon) Williams of San Diego, California, Ruby (Earl) Melugin Sr. of Gurdon, Lorene (James) Mathews, Wanda (A. J. ) Whitley and Jewel (Larry) Ghrigsby all of Tallulah, Louisiana and Bobbi Johnson of Cottage Grove Minnesota; seventeen grandchildren, forty-eight great-grandchildren, thirty-five great-great grandchildren and was excited to welcome three more in the coming months.

Visitation will be 6-8 pm Thursday, July 21st at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home in Tallulah, Louisiana.

Services will be at 10:00 am Friday, July 22nd at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home with Jerry Don Burris officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Tallulah.
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