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Abdel Preston "Press" Burkett
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Birth: Dec. 7, 1855
Butler County
Alabama, USA
Death: Jan. 31, 1940
Alabama, USA

Abner Press Burkett [Abdel Preston Burkett]
The death angel came for Mr. Abner Press Burkett, January 31st, 1940. He passed away at 2 o'clock a.m.

Mr. Burkett was born in Butler County, Dec. 7, 1855. He was a lifelong resident of the Providence community. He was a good neighbor and a true Christian. He was loved by all that knew him.

Mr. Burkett was in bad health for several months, but was able to be up until a few days before his death. His wife died in the year of 1925.

Mr. Burkett leaves to mourn his death two sons, Twig and Roy Burkett, both of Georgiana, Route Three; four sisters, Mrs. Emmaline Sims, of Providence; Mrs. Sally Black, of Providence; Mrs. Ira Davis, of Providence, and Mrs. Ronna Scott, of Florida; and a host of grandchildren and other relatives.

He was buried in Providence Cemetery. Pallbearers were Aaron Braden, Earl Myrick, Dayton and Herston Myrick, Oscar Burkett, and Badger McCarthey. Dunklin in charge.
[from the Butler Co. News, Feb. 1940]

Providence(intended for last week)
Mr. Press Burkett, of Rocky Creek, passed into eternity on Jan. 31st at 2:00 a.m. after two weeks confinement to his bed. He had been in declining health for several years. Last fall he had a stroke, but got to where he could stir around. He was 85 years of age and was a member of the Methodist Church since his youth. Burial was here on the
same afternoon at 3:00 o'clock. The Rev. Bennie Owens held funeral services. Dunklin in charge of funeral arrangements. His grandsons acted as pallbearers. He is survived by two sons and some grandchildren and four sisters and numerous other relatives. He died at the home of his youngest son, Roy.
[from the Butler Co. News, Feb. 1940]
Twig F Burkett
Death Date: 18 Dec 1949
Death County:Butler
Volume:48 Certificate:23671 Roll:5
H Burkett 25
P Burkett 20
Thomas Burkett 6
L Burkett 5
S Burkett 4
R Burkett 3
Abdel Preston Burkett 2
P M Burkett 1
1860; Census Place: Precinct 1, Butler, Alabama; Roll: M653_3; Page: 68; Image: 70;

Press Burkett 24 Abdel Preston
Josiphene Burkett 17
1880; Census Place: Starlington, Butler, Alabama; Roll: 4; Family History Film: 1254004; Page: 475A; Enumeration District: 041; Image: 0510.

Abdel Burkett 46
M A J Burkett 38
Twig F Burkett 17
Ras Lee Roy Burkett 11
Arena Hainsworth 78
1900; Census Place: Rocky Creek, Butler, Alabama; Roll: 4; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0010; FHL microfilm: 1240004

Family links: 
  Twig Franklin Burkett (1882 - 1949)*
  Roy L. Burkett (1889 - 1975)*
*Calculated relationship
Providence Cemetery
Butler County
Alabama, USA
Created by: Skippersgirl
Record added: Apr 30, 2014
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