Phyllis Burnham

DALLAS - Phyllis Dean Cline Burnham, 77, of Lower Dallas Highway, passed away July 24, 2011, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.

A native of Gaston County, she was the daughter of the late John Kelly and Virginia Lane Cline.

Mrs. Burnham was a member of Rankin Lake Baptist Church. She graduated from Dallas High School in 1952 and retired from Wix
Filters after 34 years in customer service and sales.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Parker Burnham of Dallas; daughter, Pam Addington and husband, Gary of Lincolnton; brother, Tommy Cline and wife, Clara of Dallas; sister, Toni Burnham and husband, Stanley of Dallas; sister-in-law, Ola Mae Cline of Bessemer City; stepdaughters, Melodee Burnham and Becky Charron, both of Boothbay, Maine; stepsons, Tim Burnham and wife, Darla of Grand Island, Nebraska, Aaron Burnham of Grover, NC; two grandchildren, Matthew Addington and wife, Jennifer, Emily Walters and husband, Kenny, all of Dallas; eight step-grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one step great grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Donald Ray Cline.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Rankin Lake Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Loftis officiating.

Burial will be at Long Creek Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the church prior to the service.

A special thanks to the nurses and staff of 3 South at Gaston Memorial Hospital for their special care.

Memorials may be made to Rankin Lake Baptist Church, 2705 Gastonia Dallas Hwy, Dallas, NC 28034 or , P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Condolences may be made online at

Dallas Funeral Home is serving the Burnham family.

Funeral Home

Carothers Funeral Home
212 West Trade Street Dallas, NC 280341633
(704) 922-3191

Published in Gaston Gazette on July 26, 2011