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Julia Burkett

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Julia Butts Burkett, 92, of Huntsville, died Wednesday in Huntsville Hospital following emergency surgery. Julia was born in Milledgeville, Georgia. She was a military wife. Following military retirement, the couple settled in Huntsville and lived there for many years. Several years ago, she moved to Killen in order to live with her daughter. Her heart, however, remained in Huntsville with the friends she loved and her many community activities. Throughout her life, she was an active volunteer. At various times and among other things she served as a Grey Lady for the American Red Cross, a volunteer for the Salvation Army, a delivery person for the Meals on Wheels and as a regular visitor to the homebound elderly of her church. She was a member of the Huntsville Symphony Guild while in Huntsville and continued her membership in the Twickenham Chapter of the DAR after moving to Killen. She is survived by her daughter, LeGay Sue Burkett of Killen; son-in-law, Nicholas Richard Hurst of Huntsville; grandsons, Raymond Richard Hurst and wife, Melba of Huntsville, David Richard Hurst and wife, Gina of Gurley, Scott Richard Hurst and wife, Sharon of Gurley; great-grandson, Logan Nicholas Hurst of Huntsville; sister, Katharine Butts Jordan of Macon, GA; brother-in-law, Fermor Robinson Hargrove of Milledgeville, GA; sister-in-law, Martha Burkett of Florence, AL; many nieces and nephews and special friend, Edna Elizabeth "Beth" Glover. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Walter Burkett; daughter, Ann Burkett Hurst; parents, Arthur Irwin and Susie Esther Poole Butts; sisters, Carroll Butts, Susie Hammond and Mattie Beall Hargrove; and brothers, Arthur and William Butts. Visitation will be from 1 to 2:30 PM, Sunday at Laughlin Service Funeral Home. The graveside service will be at 3:00 PM, Sunday at Maple Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Coy Hallmark and the Rev. Don Cross, officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Society.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on May 21, 2005
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