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Walter Henry Burks
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Birth: Oct. 23, 1914
Gold Ridge (Cullman County)
Cullman County
Alabama, USA
Death: Dec. 16, 1973
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA

Obituary published in The Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN 17 Dec 1973.
Mr Walter Henry Burks, Dec 16, 1973 died suddenly at residence 1844 Oliver Ave. Beloved husband of Velma Idell Burks; father of Mrs Evelyn Rodenbach of Kansas City, Kansas, Mr Grady C Burks of Memphis, Mr Donald E Burks of Edenton NC and Mrs Sue Acred of Memphis. He also leaves two granddaughters whom he raised, Mrs Betty McLaughlin of Pontotoc Miss and Mrs Mavis Ferrante of Memphis. Mr Carl Bright a grandson who resided with him and six other grandchildren. Mr Burks was a member of Temple Baptist Church and the former music director of the fellowship class. He was a member of the Masonic Temple at Simcoe, Ala and was laid to rest on Dec 18 at Center Grove Baptist Church, Cullman AL. Mr Burks left two brothers, Mr Jeffery Burks of Phoenix Ariz and Mr Criss Burks of Cullman AL; one sister, Mrs Virgil Sizemore of Fairview AL and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. Mr Burks had worked at Firestone Tire and Rubber Co for 31 years. Mr Burks was 59.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Walter Burks (1872 - 1948)
  Minnie Alfretta Stephens Burks (1886 - 1969)
 
 Spouse:
  Velma Idell Yeager Burks Gravette (1921 - 2007)*
 
 Siblings:
  Infant Daughter Burks (1892 - 1892)**
  Elice Lee Burks (1893 - 1966)**
  William Antonio (Anner or Anton) Burks (1895 - 1942)**
  George Monrow Burks (1899 - 1954)**
  Pauline Mildred Burks Keaton (1902 - 1963)**
  Jeffery K Burks (1904 - 1992)**
  Infant Burks (1908 - 1908)*
  Rachel Elizabeth Burks Sizemore (1909 - 1994)*
  Criss Abner (Abney) Burks (1912 - 1995)*
  Walter Henry Burks (1914 - 1973)
  Infant Burks (1919 - 1919)*
  Sylvester Vann Burks (1921 - 1921)*
  Ruth Burks (1923 - 1923)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Center Grove Baptist Cemetery
Gold Ridge (Cullman County)
Cullman County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: Debbie Z*~
Record added: Nov 03, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100080584
Walter Henry Burks
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Walter Henry Burks
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Walter Henry Burks
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