BELMONT - Melvin Lamar Burris, 66, of Belmont, died March 29, 2013, at his residence.
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Mr. Burris was born in Stanley County July 2, 1946, to Homer M. Burris and the late Rachel Miller Burris.
He was a longtime employee with Parkdale Mills and was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Vietnam.
In addition to his father, survivors include his significant other, Barbara Parker of Belmont; daughter, Jan Boon and husband Sidney of Fountain Inn, S.C.; son, Robert Hoffman and wife Deborah of Indian Trail; three grandchildren, Amanda, Matthew and Beth and also three great-grandchildren, Alexa, Lyla and Jason.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Chapel of Benson Funeral & Cremation Services. Inurnment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.
Arrangements handled by Benson Funeral & Cremation Services, 101 Oak Grove St., Mount Holly, 704-827-1801.
Published in Gaston Gazette from Apr. 1 to Apr. 2, 2013