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 Jennie S <I>Russell</I> Burns

Jennie S Russell Burns

Toccoa, Stephens County, Georgia, USA
Death 31 Oct 2012 (aged 95)
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Burial Tarrytown, Montgomery County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 100027987 · View Source
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Mrs. Jennie S. Russell Burns, age 95 of Savannah, died Wednesday, October 31, 2012.

Mrs. Burns was born on July 17, 1917 in Toccoa, Georgia and was preceded in death by her parents, William Johnson Russell and Rosa Fleeta Toney Russell; her husband, Woodrow W. "Red" Burns; two sisters, Frances Russell and Blanche Russell Cowart; and a brother, James Howard Russell.

Mrs. Burns along with her sister, Blanche Russell Cowart, began a long and successful career together in the late 1960's. They opened and remained very active in the daily operations of Russell's Trophies and Sporting Goods. She was incredibly proud of her continued bookkeeping services, which she provided for over forty years. She was a member of Port Wentworth Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, W. Russell and Janet S. Burns of Savannah; grandchildren, Russell W. Burns (Julie), Michael L. Burns (Kristi) and Jennifer L. Burns of Savannah and Christopher B. Burns (Melissa) of Durham, NC; numerous great grandchildren; one niece, Cathy Cowart Smith, White, GA.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 2 in Tarrytown Baptist Church. Burial will be in Tarrytown Cemetery with Sammons Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

There will be no visitation.

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  • Maintained by: Kay W. Waters
  • Originally Created by: Calvin Kyle Bobbitt
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100027987
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jennie S Russell Burns (17 Jul 1917–31 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100027987, citing Tarrytown Cemetery, Tarrytown, Montgomery County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Kay W. Waters (contributor 46890871) .