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Candler - Edna Mashburn Burnette, 85, of Candler, died Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Aston Park HealthCare Center.
A native of Macon County, Franklin, NC, she was a daughter of the late Henry J. and Ruth A. Mashburn. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Cecil Burnette, on March 16, 2008; and by sisters Frances Morrison and Susy Shires, and brothers Joe, Richard and Johnny Mashburn.
Mrs. Burnette retired from Southern Bell in 1976, after 30 years of service. She was a member of Bethesda Methodist Church, the Ladies Auxiliary V.F.W. Post 891, and the Telephone Pioneers.
She is survived by sister Betty Moffitt of Asheville; brothers Jack and Wayne Mashburn of Franklin, NC, and Eugene Mashburn of Dothan, AL; cousin Franklin Redmond; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the Patton Ave. chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with the Rev. George Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends thirty minutes prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
, Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Dr., Charlotte, NC 28215.
The online register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
1401 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28806
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on June 16, 2013