Posted: Monday, April 19, 2010 1:10 pm
The Messenger, April 19, 2010
Lucille Burton, 89, of Garland, Texas, a former resident of Fulton, died April 16, 2010, at Garland Nursing and Rehab Center.
Services will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hornbeak Funeral Home in Fulton, with burial following there in Greenlea Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the hour of services Wednesday.
The family requests that memorials be made to Alzheimer’s Association, West Tennessee Office, 326 Ellsworth St., Memphis, TN 38111.
She was born March 18, 1921, in Fulton County, Ky., daughter of the late Foster and Olivia Edwards. She was the widow of Jack T. Burton and was a lifelong resident of Fulton, who had made her home with her daughter, Judy Stevens of Plano, Texas, for five years before moving to the nursing home last year. She grew up in this area and attended Fulton City Schools, graduating in 1939. She had been a member of First Baptist Church in Fulton since 1933 and had served the church as a Sunday school teacher for many years. She was a retired employee of South Central Bell, where she worked for 30 years and retired as a service representative.
She is also survived by her son, Jim Burton of Hopkinsville, Ky.; five grandchildren, Michael Stevens of Frisco, Texas, Staci Hall of Plano, Alison Epperson of Murray, Ky., John Burton of Las Vegas and James Burton of Louisville, Ky.; and four great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, C.D. “Spud” Edwards and Jack Edwards.
Online tributes may be left at www.hornbeakfuneralchapel.com.