|Birth: ||Feb. 8, 1911|
|Death: ||Feb. 2, 2007|
Alfred Clifford "Acie" Burns, almost 96, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2007. in hospice care at the Clyde Cosper Texas State Veterans Home in Bonham. He had moved to the Cosper facility on Jan. 18, from Paris Oaks.
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Mark Hutchison conducts the services. Burial follows in Evergreen Cemetery.
Published February 4, 2007
Born February 8, 1911 in a house that stands in Atlas, Texas, to William Toliver Burns and Maggie Isabelle Holcomb Burns, A.C. grew up the youngest of twelve children on the family farm.
Throughout his long life, A.C. had a remarkable memory. Some of his very earliest memories included the death of his father in 1914, the Paris Fire in 1916, and the conscription by the government of sugar and flour from average people for the war effort for World War I.
As an adult, he was on the WPA crew that built Paris? first airport; he and two of his brothers used their mules and fresnos to help construct it. Also, he was on the first crew of pole setters when the REA brought electricity to the county.
In 1941 he married Lillian Ruth (Sally) Duncan. They had two sons.
During World War II and the Korean Conflict, A.C. served in the U.S. Navy. He was a life member of the VFW.
Always a hard worker, A.C. sometimes held two or three jobs. He worked twenty years for Sears, retiring in 1976. Then, he worked as a driver for the Sheltered Workshop at PJC, retiring from that position in 1991 at age 80. At the time he was the oldest state employee in Texas.
Throughout all of his years, he has been a champion domino player. One of his proudest achievements was the winning of the Maverick Club Domino Championship belt buckle at a tournament in Cimarron, New Mexico.
A.C. was predeceased by his parents, siblings, wife, son Ronald Joe Burns, and many nieces and nephews.
Lillian Ruth Burns (1923 - 1983)*
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Feb 06, 2007
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