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Ms. Laura Inell Green Burton was born on June 27, 1926 in Hemingway, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late General Hughes and Everlena Green. Laura peacefully departed this life in her sleep at her home on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Laura attended the public schools of Florence County and was a 1946 graduate of Wilson High School. Upon graduation, she attended South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, where she planned on pursuing her dream of becoming a registered dietician. Her plans were placed on hold when she accepted a summer job in 1947 and relocated to New York City. It was there in New York where she met and married Oliver Burton. To this union, eight beautiful children were born. After working in the home as a homemaker, Laura returned to school and received her CNA degree. She was formerly employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant at The House of the Holy Comforter for over 20 years until retiring in 1988. Her plans of returning back home upon retirement came to fruition when she relocated back to South Carolina and settled into a life of leisure. Her beautiful life will forever be cherished by her five sons: Parnell Burton of the Bronx, NY; Phillip (Betty) Burton of Florence, SC; Jerry Burton of Fort Washington, MD; Edward (Cindy) Burton of Florence, SC; and Donald (Stacey) Burton of Omaha, NE; three daughters: Olivia (Craig) Barnhart of Hartsville, SC; Janette Johnson of Florence, SC; and Doris (Decar) Brown of Florence, SC; 16 grandchildren: Delena, Darryl Jr., Kelly, Katrina, Laura, Decar, Devin, Aaron, Tiffany, Shakara, Crystal, Taylor, Chase, Jerryd, Jayna and Chance; two great-grandchildren, Zion and Kameron; two special adopted sons, Darryl Klugh and Robert Johnson, Jr.; special adopted daughter, Karen Smith; and a host of dear friends, cousins, other relatives and friends that she dearly loved.

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