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“Mr. Burris, Vickie and Troylyn, My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time. My prayer is for peace, comfort and strength for the...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Becky Ellison - Russellville

“So sorry to hear about your loss. Grandparents are a treasure that are missed deeply by many. May your heart find comfort in knowing she is in...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Leon & Sandy Smith - AR

“Vickie and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. What a special lady! Margaret Motley ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Margaret Motley - Pottsville, AR

“Vickie, Troylyn and Family - Just got back into town and saw where your mother had passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Draw comfort...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Don and Donna Johnston - Rogers, AR

“I remember all the great times in the Democratic Women's Club of Pope Co. in the 1980's. Frances Sammons, the Burnett's and Margie, Etc. We made...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Johnny and Ann"Donahou" Pew - AR

“Dear Family, Mike and I are grateful that we knew Mrs. Burris. She was a lovely lady and will be truly missed. Our thoughts, prayers and love are...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Teresa & Mike Wilkins - AR

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Heaven gained a true Angel. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Janice Barnett

“What a sweet lady with a great legacy passed down through two beautiful daughters! ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Keith Clutts - Fort Smith, AR

“Sending my deepest sympathy. I have such fond memories of Margie when she would come with my grandmother (Mary Anna) to pick me up in Fort Smith. She...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Lucinda (Bailey) Dorminy - TX

“The family is in our thoughts and prayers. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Duane & Peggy (Ashmore) Lawrence - AR

“What fun to vote on election day and visit with Margie. She worked hard for her family, her community and her state. Peace to her family, Linda ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Linda Dare McBride - Russellville, AR

“I am truly saddened by Margie's death. She was more than just a friend to me, she was an amazing person. She was always kind and loving to me and I...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Edna Dacus & Mary Jefferson - AR

“Troy, Vickie and Troylynn - I am so sorry to learn of Margie's passing - mom and I will keep you all in our prayers. Love you all. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Sabra Ferguson - Friend

“Dear Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers today. Margie Burris was a beautiful, gracious lady who loved her family. God bless you is our...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Charlie and Nell New - AR

“Our sympathy goes out to the family of Margie. She left a fine legacy in her family, and you all bear witness to her being a fine lady. We know you...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Lex & Priscilla Wetzel


Margie Burris, 90, of Russellville, died Monday, March 25, 2013, at Legacy Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born August 3, 1922, at Russellville, to William LaFayette and Chloie Amanda Freeman Henderson. She was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where she was in the Cumberland Presbyterian Women and the Women's Tuesday Quilting Club. She was a member of the Democratic Women, and worked for the election committee. She received the Rotary Paul Harris Fellow Award, and was a member of the Dames Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, LaVerne Cole.
Survivors include her husband of 68 1/2 years, Troy Burris; two daughters and sons-in-law, Vickie and Ed Stingley, and Troylynn and Roy McSpadden, all of Russellville; two grandchildren and their spouses, Stephanie and Steve Barker and Ed and Dixie McSpadden, all of Russellville; one great-grandson, Rhett Barker, four great-granddaughters, Meredith Barker, and Clara, Chloie and Anna Kay McSpadden, with one great-grandson on the way.
The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, officiated by the Rev. Steve Mosley. Private burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park, by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening, from 4:30-6:00 p.m., at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Troy Burris Rotary Scholarship Endowment, Post Office Box 663, Russellville, Arkansas 72811.

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