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Originally published: 2013-12-09 16:28:01
Last modified: 2013-12-09 16:42:01

John A. Burleson

John A. Burleson, 91, of Little Buck Hill Rd., Newland, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Yancey County, a son of the late Greene and Hettie Callahan Burleson. He was a member and former deacon at Henson Creek Baptist Church. Burleson retired from Hampshire Hosiery, where he worked in maintenance.

Survivors include his wife, Ora Mae Massey Burleson of Marion; daughter; Janie Burleson of Marion; two stepdaughters, Marie Watson and Lou Ella Vance, both of Newland.

He was preceded in death by three sisters and nine brothers.

Funeral services were held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in the chapel of Henline – Hughes Funeral Home with Dean Honeycutt officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to the service. Entombment took place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at Bear Creek Mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of The Blue Ridge, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

Henline – Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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