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Cloyd Monroe Burton
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Birth: Feb. 29, 1920
Death: Jun. 19, 2009

WASHBURN - Cloyd Monroe Burton, 89, died Friday, June 19, 2009, in Amarillo.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church in Claude with the Rev. Darrell Burton, grandson and pastor of Martin Baptist Church in Clarendon, officiating. Burial will be in Claude Cemetery in Claude by Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

Mr. Burton was born Feb. 29, 1920, northeast of Bard, N.M., to Ezra Blain and Dollie Oleva Starkey Burton. He attended school at Porter, N.M. and San Jon, N.M.

He married Winnie Evelyn Mote on April 19, 1941, in Clovis, N.M. They lived in eastern New Mexico for a time, then moved to the Washburn community in Armstrong County in September 1943. They ranched and farmed until 1970, at which time Mr. Burton went to work for Crudgington Oil, delivering fuel and oil until 1982.

Mr. Burton was a member of First Baptist Church in Claude, where he served as a deacon. He was a longtime member of the Fairview Community Neighbors and served as a school board member of the Claude Independent School District.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Winnie, on Feb. 17, 2006; and his parents.

Survivors include three children, Judy Bynum and husband W.A. of Big Spring, Kenneth Burton and wife Patsy of Whiteface and Linda Smith and husband Jerry of Stockton, Calif.; two sisters, Elsie Wiseman and Mildred Mote; a brother, Norman Burton; five grandchildren, Darrell Burton, Wanda Cox, Cecil Bynum, Cindy Sturdivant and Lorrie McCampbell; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be his nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to City Church Outreach Ministry, 205 S. Polk St., Amarillo, TX 79101; or New Mexico Christian Children's Home, 324 South Abilene Ave., Portales, NM, 88130.

Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at Claude, with family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m.

Sign the online guest book at

Amarillo Globe-News, June 22, 2009 
Family links: 
  Dolly Oleva Starkey Burton (1893 - 1990)
  Winnie Evelyn Mote Burton (1925 - 2006)*
  Norman Burton (1918 - 2010)*
  Cloyd Monroe Burton (1920 - 2009)
  Vada Allene Burton (1935 - 1935)*
*Calculated relationship
Claude Cemetery
Armstrong County
Texas, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 35.12985, -101.38052
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Jun 22, 2009
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Cloyd Monroe Burton
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