Alonzo "Al" Merritt Burns, JR
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GREEN POND, SC-- Alonzo "Al" Merritt Burns, JR, 63, of 7001 Wiggins Road Green Pond, SC, passed away Sunday, October 20th. Al was born in Atlanta, Ga. on January 26, 1950, a son of the late LaRue O'Dillon and Alonzo Merritt Burns, Sr. He was the husband of Barbara Jean Whitmore Burns of the home. He was retired from Mannington Mills in Salem, NJ. He had served during the Vietnam era in the U.S. Army, and received his undergraduate and master's degree from the University of Florida. He was an avid Florida Gators fan as well as an avid outdoorsman. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Lisa Yaggie, of Inman; Jessica Burns, of Boiling Springs; two sons William Greg Burns, of Pittsburgh, PA; Chris Burns, of Boiling Springs; a sister, Janice Dunning, of Carey, NC; two brothers, Andrew "Andy" Burns, of Bremen, GA, Danny Burns of Isle of Palms, S. C., and his grandchildren: Lindsey Burrell, Dillon Burrell, Whit Burns, Liam Burns, Harley Burns, Bryant Burns, Lukas Burns, and Noah Burns. The family will receive friends October 24th, Thursday 6:00-8:00 at the home of his daughter, Lisa Yaggie at 929 Lansfair Drive in Cumberland Walk, Inman.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to MUSC Dept. of Neurosciences, 96 Jonathan Lucas St., CSB 301.MSC 606, Charleston, SC 29425-6160.
Seawright Funeral Home and Crematory
Seawright Funeral Home
26 E. Main Street
Inman, SC 29349
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Oct. 22 to Oct. 23, 2013