E. Winston Burton, 88, of Jonesboro died Thursday afternoon, September 19, 2012 at his home. He had lived in Jonesboro since 1967, moving here from Dickson, Tennessee. E. Winston was a member of Southwest Church of Christ. He graduated from Paragould High School in 1942; then received an AA degree from the Free-Hardeman College in 1944; received a BS degree from the Auburn University; graduate of Harding University 1961 with a master's degree; Winston did graduate work at Auburn University, Harding University and Arkansas State University.
Winston ministered at churches in Opelika, Alabama form 1944-1947; Huntsville, Alabama 1947-1951; Opelika, Alabama from 1951-1953; Union City, Tennessee from 1953-1956; Main and Oak Church in Jonesboro from 1956-1961;Dickson, Tennessee from 1961-1967; Campus Minister at ASU from 1967-1974; Fisher St. Church of Christ, 1967-1989; Southwest Church of Christ from 1989 until present. He was preceded in death by his wife Revalee Hurd Burton; his parents, and one brother, Weldon Burton.
Survivors include sons, Keith Burton of Livingston, Texas; Phil Burton and wife Pam of Jonesboro; daughter, Kay Moore and husband Wendell of Dickson, Tennessee; brothers, Leon Burton of Huntsville, Alabama; Terry Burton of Garland, Texas; sister, Aletta Brummett of Paragould, Arkansas; grandchildren, Rodney Burton, Sarah Spencer, Kristen Work, Jan Fields, Michael Fields, Bill Burton and Bart Burton.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M., Friday, September 21, 2012 at Southwest Church of Christ with Brother Jimmy Adcox, Richard Akins and Chris Harrell officiating with Emerson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Burial will follow at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery with Bill Burton, Bart Burton, Michael Fields, Tim Woodruff, Bob Holloway and Abby Jackson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are the Elders of Southwest Church of Christ; Faith Builders Class at Southwest Church of Christ, Kiwanis Club and Dr. Anthony White. Visitation wil be from 9:00 AM Friday until service time.
For lasting memorials, please consider Wolflife Campus Ministries, %Southwest Church of Christ 1601 James St. Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401. To sign an online guest book go to emersonfuneralhome.com.
Revalee Hurd Burton
1925–2006 (m. 1944)