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The names of direct descendants of Henry Burkett & Mary 'Polly' Epley Burkett are set in bold face type.

 

               Family News Archives               

2014

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11/18/14

We learn of the passing of Leota May Lock Bruce on August 30, 2014 in Medford, Oregon.  Leota was the widow of Roy Ernest Bruce who passed away on August 17, 1992.     We pass along our condolences to her family.   More....

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10/10/14

Oliver relays word that JoAnna Gowan Burkett, wife of William "Buddy" Burkett, was hospitalized with heart problems on October 9.   As of yesterday, they were not sure when she was coming home -- waiting for word from the doctors.

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9/7/14

We learn of the death of Gary Lee Frankenstein on 17 Aug 2014.   Gary was the son of Edward George Frankenstein, III and Lillian Elaine Blankenship.  Gary was born on 5 Sep 1959 in Columbus, Mississippi and died in Los Alamitos, California.  We pass along our condolences to his wife Brenda and  family.   More....

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9/6/14

We learn of the death of Alice Faye Weaver Brown Carroll on 25 Jul 2014.   Alice was the widow of Billy Floyd Brown who passed away in 201o.  Alice was born on 10 Feb 1938 in Bristow, Oklahoma and died in Owasso, Oklahoma.  We pass along our condolences to her family.   More....

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7/30/14

We learn of the death of Bettye Joyce Carroll in July 2014.   Bettye was the widow of John Almon Carroll who passed away in 2001.  Bettye  was born on 3 Apr 1934 in Birmingham, Alabama.  We pass along our condolences to her family.  More information will be provided when it becomes available.

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7/24/14

We learn of the death of Leonard Dale "Dale" Hasselbring on 14 Feb 2014.   Dale was the husband of Norma Louise Baker who was the daughter of Mira Maltby Burkett and Leslie Everett Baker.  Dale was born on 15 Oct 1926 in Sarcoxie, Missouri and died in Sarcoxie.  We pass along our condolences to his family.    More....  

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7/8/14

We learn of the death of Margaret Sue Box Young on 6 Jun 2014.   Betty was the daughter of Roland Alexander Box and Susie Ellen Wiese.  She was born on 22 Jun 1930 in Luling, Texas and died in San Diego, California.  We pass along our condolences to her family.    More....

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6/10/14

Ken Purser informed us of the passing of his aunt, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Purser Vinson on April 10 of this year.   Betty was the daughter of Albert Henry and Willie Faye Lynch Purser.  She was born on 12 Jun 1930 in Trent, Texas and died in Merkel, Texas.  We pass along our condolences to her family. 

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5/18/14

Jo Anna Gowan Burkett, wife of William "Buddy" Burkett and mother of two, entered the hospital last week with what was diagnosed as a "minor" heart attack.  She has been examined and treated and is expected to return home tomorrow, Monday.  We wish her a speedy and complete recovery.  Prayers for her and her family. 

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5/18/14

We learned recently of the death of David Jeffrey McMahon, the son of Mary Joan Webb and Marvin Ray McMahon and the nephew of Oliver Webb our Family Historian.  David died on 9 May 2014 in New York City.  He was born on 3 Nov 1958 in Pensacola, Florida.  Our condolences to Joan, Marvin and their family.  More information when it becomes available 

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4/7/14

We learn of the death of Frank Carthell Roberson, the widower of Nancy Marie Majors.  He died on 5 April 2014 in Athens, Alabama.  Frank was born on 23 Nov 1929 in Morgan Co., Alabama.    More....

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4/7/14

Update   Oliver returned home today after spending the weekend in the VA Hospital.
4/4/14

Just received a call this afternoon from Marvin Oliver Webb at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Tampa, Florida.   He has been admitted because he has pneumonia and the doctors want to keep him overnight so they can knock down the infection with a heavy dose of medication.  We all wish Oliver well and pray for his speedy and thorough recovery.

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3/26/14

Brenda Burkett Elders sends an obituary notice for Fred R. Bogle, who died on 7 Jan 2014 in Orlando, Florida.  He was born on June 25, 1915 in Tennessee.  While Fred was not a Burkett descendent he was a cousin of nearly 200 Burkett descendants.
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2/5/14

We learn of the death of Virginia F. Lea Hallums, who died on 22 Jan 2014 in Lebanon, Tennessee.  She was the daughter of  Patty B. Hackney and Austin C. Lea.   Virginia was born on 4 Sep 1931.  She was a descendant of Matilda Burkett and Berry Marcum.

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2/4/14

We learn of the death of Ryan Patrick Mechaw, who was killed in a motorcycle accident 0n 29 Jan 2014 in Palm Beach, Florida.  He was the son of  Jasanne Mary Mechaw.   Ryan was born in 1993 in Florida.  Ryan was a descendant of Matilda Burkett and Berry Marcum.    More....

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1/19/14

We learn of the death of Julia Ozell Manning Basham, the daughter of Oma Alzadie Young and Henry Lee Manning, on Oct 6, 2013.   Julia was born on Nov. 15, 1929 in Hollis, Oklahoma.  She was married to (1) Sam Watts, with whom she had two children, Theresa Ann and Raymond Lee.   She was later married to (2) Howard L. Nolan and (3) Doyle Ward Basham.   Julia was a descendant of Martha Jane Burkett and William Alexander Young.

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1/17/14

Our Family Historian, Marvin Oliver Webb, is now home and recovering from a "mild" heart attack that caused him to welcome in the New Year in a Florida hospital.   After four days in the hospital he is now home and sounds in good spirits.  We should all wish him well and pray for a complete recovery soon.

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1/6/14

Aren't sure if you are aware or not but we lost a cousin on Dec 20,2013.  Elaine Foster Goodman, daughter of Dorothy A. Elrod Foster and granddaughter of Lizzie Love Burkett Elrod.  She had a heart attack.  It was a shock to us all, I had just spoken to her the day before.  I've attached a copy of her obituary.  Information contributed by  Randy Wood.

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1/5/14 



We learn of the passing of Barbara Darlene Horton Smith on September 5, 2013 in Eureka, California.  Barbara was born on September 16, 1936, in Raymondville, Texas.  Barbara was the daughter of David Franklin Horton and Lillie Dell Smith. and a descendant of Martha Jane Burkett and William Alexander Young.  She was the mother of four children. 
Information contributed by Cleda Lane

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