Charles Edward "Smokey" Burrus (1926 - 2014)


Charles Edward "Smokey" Burrus, 88, of Brownstown, died at 2:50 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care in Vandalia.
A private family burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday at Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia. Burial will be in Griffith Cemetery in rural Brownstown. Memorials: Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care Activity Fund. Online condolences may be shared at
Mr. Burrus was born on May 15, 1926, in Brownstown, the son of Charles and Mary Parks Burrus. He married Lois Youther on Aug. 4, 1949, in Morganfield, Ky.; she died on March 19, 2013.
Survivors include daughters, Lori and her husband Dan D'Auben of Naperville, Jody Smith and friend Ron Cable of Vandalia, and Patti Burrus and friend Wes Miller of Vandalia.
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204 North Fourth Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-3434
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Published in The Leader-Union from Sept. 10 to Sept. 17, 2014