Colton Lane Burus (1997 - 2014)

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Colton Lane Burus, 17, Harrison County, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Harrison County.
He was born in Georgetown, Ky., Oct. 22, 1997 to Patrick Burus and Brendi Haynes Burus. He was a Harrison County JROTC Flight Commander, Color Guard Commander and Recruitment Commander, honors course student, two time state level athlete in 110 meter hurdles in track, a member of the Harrison County Beta Club and Harrison County varsity soccer team. He had attended the Jackson City Schools from 2008 until 2012, where he played football and ran track.
He was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandfather, Claude Simpson and a maternal great-grandmother, Virginia Hagen.
Survivors include: his paternal grandparents, Charles E. Burus Jr. of Sadieville, Ky. and Ruby C. (Dave) Guerrant of Largo, Fla.; maternal grandparents, William E. ""Bill"" and Beverly Haynes of Jackson, Ohio; a paternal great-grandmother, Clarisel Simpson of Nicholasville; an aunt, Kelly McDaniel of Lexington, Ky.; an uncle, Brook (Shannon) Haynes of Versailles; six cousins, Madison Joest, Kennedy Haynes, Riley Renfrow, Natasha McDaniel, Hannah McDaniel and Abby McDaniel; father's girlfriend, Lesa Ulm; and all his special friends with the Harrison County JROTC, Beta Club, track team, soccer team and chorus.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. at Lewis-Gillum Funeral Home in Jackson, Ohio with visitation at 1 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Harrison County JROTC.
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Ware Funeral Home
846 U.S. Highway 27 North
Cynthiana, KY 41031
(859) 234-4000
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Published in The Cynthiana Democrat on Dec. 18, 2014