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Services for Junior Ray Burris, 70, of Ada are at 2 p.m. Saturday at A Place of New Hope Pentecostal Holiness Church in Latta. The Rev. Toby Willoughby will officiate. Burial will follow at New Bethel Cemetery in Byng.
Mr. Burris passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, at his home. He was born May 2, 1946, in Willis to R.F. and Lois Looney Burris. He attended Tipton schools and graduated from Tipton High School.
He married Melba Hatcher Aug. 8, 1964, in Frederick. He and his family moved to the Ada area June 13, 1986, from Tipton. Mr. Burris was a truck driver until his retirement, and of the Pentecostal faith.
Survivors include his wife, Melba of the home; his children, Tonya Ulrich and her husband, Bryan, of Ada, Trinda Zukosky and her husband, Anthony, of Ada, Shanella Arnett and her husband, Matthew, of Tushka and Stoney Burris and his wife, Nyree, of Ada; a sister, Reda Dominey of Tipton; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Bearers will be Steve Hatcher, Jackie Hatcher, Allen Shane Dominey, James Dale Blackford, James Howard Hatcher and Don Hatcher. Honorary bearers will be Larry Fowler, Wesley and Scotty Fowler.
Published on November 22, 2016
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