Funeral services for Mr. Donald Burroughs Burris, 72, of
Gainesboro, Tennessee, will be held at 11 A.M. on Tuesday,
November 27, 2007, at Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral
Home in Gainesboro, TN. Burial will follow in the Byers
Cemetery in the Center Grove community.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 5 P.M. – 9
P.M., Monday from 11 A.M. – 9 P.M., and Tuesday from 9
A.M. until time of services.
Mr. Burris passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2007, at
Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, TN.
He was born January 7, 1935, in Jackson County,
Tennessee, to the late Crawford Leonard and Lizzie Doyle
Flatt Burroughs. On June 8, 1956, he was married to
Dorothy Nell Alcorn Burris, who survives.
He was a retired construction contractor, and a member of
the Center Grove Church of Christ, where he served as an
elder for several years. He served in the U.S. Army – 69th
Armored Tank Battalion Company “A” Division from July 1957 to
He was preceded in death by his parents: Crawford
Leonard and Lizzie Doyle Flatt Burroughs; and 1 Sister: Eula
Survivors include his wife: Dorothy Nell Alcorn Burris of
Gainesboro, TN; 2 Sons: Alan C. Burris and Rellon & Michelle
Burris, all of Gainesboro, TN; 1 Daughter: Sherrie Burris
Merwine of Gainesboro, TN; 5 Grandchildren: Kendra,
Dakota, Andrea, and Andrew Burris, and Elizabeth (Niki)
Merwine, all of Gainesboro, TN; and 3 Sisters: Nellie Catherine
Bragg of Dunlap, TN, and Lois Marie Burroughs and Essie Mae
(Roy) Young, all of Gainesboro, TN. Several nieces, nephews,
other relatives, and friends also survive.
Bro. David Flatt and Bro. John Mabery will officiate at the
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