Burford Lee Black
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Burford Lee Black
  • January 4, 1939 - July 30, 2017
  • Griffin, Georgia

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Mr. Burford Lee Black, age 78 of Griffin, Georgia passed away July 30, 2017. He was born in Arab, Alabama to the late James and Ollie Lee Brand Black. He was preceded in death by siblings, Joseph Black, Jerry Lynn Grace, Troy Verlon Black, Mary Emma Maze, Olene Williams and Lottie Ozell Black. He faithfully served in the United States Army Reserves for 18 years and retired from Genuine Parts. He was a member of the Rex Masonic Lodge # 251 F&AM. Burford was a blacksmith, showed horses, enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, and working on small engines. He was a loving son and father and a loyal friend. Survivors include his daughter, Brenda Austin of Locust Grove; siblings, Junior Grace, Lelton Grace and Louise Wright all of Alabama; numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Robertson officiating. Mr. Black will then be taken to Gober Funeral Home in Arab, Alabama where a funeral service will be held Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 2:00 PM in the Gober Funeral Home Chapel. A visitation will be held Thursday from 11:00 AM until service time. Interment will follow at Mount Olive Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions are asked to be made to Sacred Journey Hospice or Golden Crest Assisted Living in memory of Mr. Black. Arrangements are under the direction of Haisten Funeral Home of McDonough, GA and Gober Funeral Home of Arab, AL.