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Elbert E. Burnette

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Elbert E. Burnette Obituary
November 25, 1926 - August 7, 2015 Los Angeles and Palm Springs lost a dear friend on August 7, 2015. Since his birth in Oak Park, IL, in 1926, Elbert E. Burnette, or El to his friends and family, filled our lives with fond memories and joy. El survived his older sister, Gladys, his younger brother, Robert, and his twin brother, Gilbert with whom he served during World War II at Pearl Harbor and later in Japan. El is survived by many nieces and nephews who live throughout this great country. An avid fan of the Arts, he and his longtime companion, Francis Jack Sherwood, immersed themselves within the entire Fine Arts community in Los Angeles County. El had the innate ability to play any song by ear on the piano, a talent he attributed to his mother, Gladys Pearl Seay Burnette. She had the unique foresight to name Uncle Elbert for Treble spelled backwards. Arrangements have been made for El to be buried next to his mother. Services will be held with full Military Honors at 10:00 a.m., on September 9, 2015, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA. Uncle El will be missed by many, including me, his nephew Chuck, (Charlie as he used to call me), Memphis, TN.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Sept. 4 to Sept. 6, 2015
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