Rev. Paul Willis Burress

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  • - Ruth Costin
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Funeral services for the Rev. Paul Willis Burress, 72, of Ferriday will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, March 14, 2011 at the Ferriday Church of God. The family will receive friends from 5-6 p.m. Monday at the church. Services are under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home of Winnsboro.

The Rev. Burress was born on December 25, 1938 in Waynesville, N.C. and he passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at his residence in Ferriday. He was the pastor of Ferriday Church of God.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Phillis C. Burress; parents, Paul Willis Burress Sr. and Josephine Burress Perry; and son, Mark Wayne Burress.

Survivors include his sons, Paul Vinson Burress Sr. and wife Patricia of Scottsboro, Ala. and Phillip James Kent Burress of Tennessee; daughter, Patricia Lynn Sibley and husband Charles of Vidalia; sisters Dot Hutson and husband Jimmy, Donna Craven and husband Avon all of Asheboro, N.C.; grandsons Paul Vinson Burress Jr., Mark Phillip Michael Burress and wife Jessica, all of Scottsboro, Ala. and Mark Phillip Branum Burress of Alabama; granddaughter, Hannah Micah Marie Burress of Alabama; great-grandchildren Kaitlyn Terri Mae Burress and Sean Paul Burress of Scottsboro, Ala.; granddogs Augustus Bryant Burress, Maggie Mae Sibley and Harley Sox Sibley; and a host of family and friends.

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Published in Bastrop Daily Enterprise from Mar. 12 to Mar. 16, 2011
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