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Mary Josie Sims Creel Burks
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Birth: Jul. 4, 1925
Cullman County
Alabama, USA
Death: May 12, 2011
Cullman County
Alabama, USA

Mary Josie Sims Creel Burks, 85, of Joppa died Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Golden Living Arab.

Mrs. Burks was born July 4, 1925, in Cullman County to Howard Edward and Mary Vonie Jones Sims. She was married to Roland Robert Creel and Earlie Hugh Burks, both of whom preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and member of New Home Baptist Church.

She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law: Wayne and Wilene Creel of Decatur and Howard Lynn Creel of Arab; daughters and son-in-law: Margaret McLeod of Arab and Joan and Ricky Harper of Joppa; daughter-in-law: Brenda Creel of Joppa; sister: Edna Deppen of Boca Raton, Fla.; grandchildren: Belinda Burney, Brandon Creel, Crandon Creel, Mark Creel, Shannon Creel, Shasta Creel, Carla Scott, Regina Hallmark, Sandy Ripley, Terri Hadden and Ben Bailey; and a host of great-grandchildren

She was preceded in death by a son: Jerrel Roland Creel; grandson: Brian Russell Creel; and great-grandson: Jayden Alexander Hallmark.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2011, at Union Grove Presbyterian Church with Milford Hayes and Hughlan Murphree officiating. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery with Gober Funeral Chapel directing.

Pallbearers were Glen Arrington, Ernie Preston, Leldon Creel, Ben Bailey, Mark Creel, Crandon Creel, Brandon Creel, Shannon Creel, J.T. Scott and Glen Burney.
Family links: 
  Howard Edward Sims (1893 - 1974)
  Mary Vonie Jones Sims (1899 - 1987)
  Roland Roland Creel (1920 - 1965)
  Earlie Hugh Burks (1912 - 1987)
  Martha Opal Sims Burks (1917 - 2007)*
  Mary Josie Sims Creel Burks (1925 - 2011)
  Eunice L Sims Arrington (1927 - 2006)*
  Edna Elwanda Sims Deppen (1932 - 2014)*
*Calculated relationship
Union Grove Church Cemetery
Holly Pond
Cullman County
Alabama, USA
Created by: Johnny Tidmore
Record added: May 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69998850
Mary Josie <i>Sims Creel</i> Burks
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Mary Josie <i>Sims Creel</i> Burks
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Mary Josie <i>Sims Creel</i> Burks
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