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Martha Opal Sims Burks
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Birth: Dec. 26, 1917
Death: Aug. 2, 2007
Cullman County
Alabama, USA

Martha Opal Burks, 89, was born in Alabama to Howard Edward Sims and Mary Vonie Jones Sims.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Criss A Burks; three sisters, Ottie Bentley, Myrtle Golden Benefield and Eunice Arrington; and a son-in-law, Harlan Smith.

Survivors include two sons, William E. Burks Sr. and Kenneth E. (Shelia) Burks; two daughters, Martha Ann Smith and Elwanda Burks; two sisters, Mary Creel Burks and Edna Deppen; 11 grandchildren, Wanda (Randy) Wilson, Michael (Susan) Smith, Edward (Trina) Smith, Karen (Dewayne) Moon, Loria Benefield, William (Angie) Burks Jr., Donnia Powers (Daniel) Kelley, Michael Burks, Marty (Teresa) Burks, Tanya (John) Stephenson, Tiffany (Ritchey) Johnson, 21 grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Family links: 
  Howard Edward Sims (1893 - 1974)
  Mary Vonie Jones Sims (1899 - 1987)
  Criss Abner (Abney) Burks (1912 - 1995)
  Edith "Elwanda" Burks (1943 - 2015)*
  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
Center Grove Baptist Cemetery
Gold Ridge
Cullman County
Alabama, USA
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Originally Created by: Trusvan
Record added: Aug 05, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20801170
Martha Opal <i>Sims</i> Burks
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Aunt Opal's birthdate is 26 Dec 1917.
- Debbie Z*~
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