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Funeral services for Elder Harry H. Burns, Jr., 88 of Grayson, La., will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church of Rosepine, LA with Bro. Lloyd Smith officiating. Burial will follow at the Central LA Veterans Cemetery, Fort Polk, La., under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of DeRidder.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m., Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Labby Memorial Funeral Home of DeRidder, La.
Mr. Burns was born on Friday, June 19, 1925, in Pelly, Texas, to Harry Burns, Sr. and Alice Ashley Burns. He proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII. On Feb. 15, 1947, he married Elaine Smith. He was a dairyman and later became a pastor of Mt. Pleasant Primitive Baptist Church in Grayson, La., where he served for the past 50 years. Elder Burns passed from this life on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at DeRidder, La.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Elaine Smith Burns of Grayson, La.; one son, Eugene Burns and wife Jan of DeRidder, La.; three daughters, Judy Hicks of Winslow, Ark., Brenda Isabella of Bossier City, La., and Elizabeth Johnson of DeRidder, La.; one brother, Wayne Burns of Big Fork, Ark.; four sisters, Barbara Vachula of Catto Gap, Ark., Miriam Brister of Mt. Ida, Ark., Alice Strange of DeVille, La., and Verna Ray of Rosepine, La.; 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ruben Burns. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to McGee Mt. Rose Cemetery, c/o Susan Robinson, 2501 Hwy 126E, Grayson, LA 71435. Words of comfort may be shared with the family a www.labbymemorial.com.
Labby Memorial Funeral Home - DeRidder
2110 Highway 171 South Deridder, LA 70634
Published in Deridder Daily News on Jan. 12, 2014