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Olive Ann Burns
Birth: Jul. 17, 1924
Banks County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jul. 4, 1990
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA

American Author. She is best known for her single completed novel, Cold Sassy Tree, published in 1984. She worked for the Atlanta Journal and wrote under the pseudonym "Amy Larkin". She married Andy Sparks, a fellow journalist. In 1971 Burns began writing down family stories as dictated by her parents. In 1975 she was diagnosed with lymphoma and began to change the family stories into a novel that would later become Cold Sassy Tree. The novel was finally published eight years after it was begun, in 1984. Burns received so many letters pleading for a follow-up novel that she began writing Leaving Cold Sassy. Burns died of heart failure in 1990, at age 65, in a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, before finishing the manuscript, and the uncompleted novel was published in 1992 along with her notes. (bio courtesy of: Wikipedia) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Arnold Burns (1893 - 1972)
  Ruby Celestia Hight Burns (1895 - 1972)
 
 Spouse:
  Andrew H. Sparks (1919 - 1989)
 
 Sibling:
  Harry Power Burns (1896 - 1969)**
  Olive Ann Burns (1924 - 1990)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Grey Hill Cemetery
Commerce
Jackson County
Georgia, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 18, 2010
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