Charles Dunlap "Charlie" Burns
The funeral service for former U.S. postal clerk Charles Dunlap Charlie Burns of Paris will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ridgeway Funeral Home.
Jimmy Allison and Joe Walker Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery.
Named as pallbearers are Billy Jones, Ben Knight, Ernest Douglas, John L. Bomar, John Burns and Ralph Anderson.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Thursday.
Burns, 76, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville.
His wife, Peggy Bomar Burns, survives. They were married on Sept. 7, 1955.
Born in Paris on May 2, 1932, he was a son of Hafford Dunlap Burns and Ina Murrell Farris Burns, now both deceased.
Burns was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War.
In addition to his wife, he leaves a son: Charles Steven (Cindi) Burns of Mechanicsville, Va.; a brother: J.D. (Berlean) Burns of Bruceton; a grandchild: Mary Kate Burns of Mechanicsville;
A sister-in-law: Glenda Marshall of Dyersburg; a nephew: John Burns of Hiram, Ga.; and two nieces: Angie Atwine of Memphis and Shannon Pleasant of Dyersburg.
He also was preceded in death by a son: Rusty Burns, who died at birth on March 13, 1959.
Memorials may be made to Hoof Beats of Hope, 840 Osage-Crossland Road, Puryear, 38251 or to the charity of the donors choice.
Reprinted from the Paris
Published: January 21, 2009 ~ Used by permission.
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