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Dora Mae Burton

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Dora Mae Burton, 87, of Marshall, formerly of rural Slater, died Monday, May 22, 2006, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.

Funeral services will be held at 10 am Thursday, May 25, at Concord Christian Church in Saline County. Phil Gardner and William W. Harlow will officiate. Bobby Jewell, soloist, will sing "Go Rest High." Pallbearers will be Bobby Jewell, Charlie Guthrie, Richard Johnson, Mike Blumhorst, Glenny Joe Keller and Mark Anthony. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Burton, Jason Evans, Bill Hedrick, Anthony Blumhorst, Robbie O'Bryan and Myron Johnson. Friends may call until 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Concord Cemetery.

Born June 10, 1918, in Cooper County, she was the daughter of the late Richard Willis and Lela Cole Willis. On July 3, 1939, she married George Gibson Burton, who preceded her in death Aug. 25, 1988. She had lived in Saline and Cooper counties her entire life, had worked at the Marshall Habilitation Center for 15 years and was a homemaker. She was a member of Concord Christian Church where she had been a Sunday school teacher. She was a member of the Foster Grandparent Program and Hardeman Extension Club, and was a volunteer at the Mar-Saline Manor and Big Bend Retreat.

Survivors include three daughters, Hazel Thompson of Glasgow, Betty Vogl of rural Marshall and Helen Moody of Marshall; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.