|Birth: ||Apr. 5, 1908|
|Death: ||May 16, 2003|
Ophelia Burleson, 95, 725 Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, died Friday, May 16, 2003, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
A native of Carter County, Mrs. Burleson was the daughter of the late John Henry and Maggie Taylor Bowers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Burleson, two sisters, Hazel Horton and Aliene McQueen, two brothers, George Bowers and Claude Raymond Bowers, and one sister-in-law, Josephine Bowers.
Mrs. Burleson was a member of Brown's Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include one brother, Harold Bowers, Rogersville, two sisters-in-law, Norma Jean Bowers, Rogersville and Mary Bell Bowers, Rogersville, and several nieces and nephews.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, 423-542-2232, is in charge of arrangements. www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
BURLESON -- Funeral services for Ophelia Burleson, 95, 725 Watauga Avenue, Elizabethton, who died Friday, May 16, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at Brown's Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, with the Rev. James W. Reddick, Jr., Elder Raymond Dickerson, and the Rev. Mrs. Jeanette Clark officiating. Music will be under the direction of Kerroll Thompson and Brown's Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church Choir. Interment will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Al Dumas, Mack Trammell, Russell Smith and James Forney.
Happy Valley Memorial Park
Created by: Charles Burleson
Record added: May 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52485551
Added: Aug. 3, 2010