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Parker White Pruitt Funeral

12/10/2012 5:37:00 PM
Velma Rachel Cooper Burton, 85

Velma Rachel Cooper Burton, 85, widow of George Earl Burton Sr., died Sunday, December 9, 2012, at Hospice of thePiedmont.

Born inLaurensCounty, she was a daughter of the late Samuel H. and Elsie B. Cooper. She was a member ofTurkeyCreekBaptistChurchand was a seamstress at Oxford Industries.

Surviving are a son, George Earl Burton Jr. and wife Arlene of Ware Shoals, a daughter, Elsie B. Sorrells and husband Mike of Chapin, two brothers, Erskine Cooper and wife Beth of Indiana and Gerald Cooper and wife Alice of Greenville, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Rachel Ann Burton, two brothers, Lamar and Leonard Cooper, and a sister, Ostelle Brigman.

Funeral services will be held 3PM Wednesday, December, 12, 2012, at Turkey Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Don Patrick and Rev. Leon Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.   

The family will receive friends from 6-8PM Tuesday at Parker-White Funeral Home. The family will be at the home of the son, George Burton Jr., 3 Green Acres Dr. Online condolences may be made at

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