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James Albert Burns

By Staff
April 2, 2005
A graveside service for James Albert Burns, 86, of Decatur was Sunday, April 3, at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Cemetery with the Rev. Fred Green officiating and Roselawn Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Burns died Saturday, April 2, 2005, at Summerford Nursing Home. He was born April 14, 1916, in Morgan County to Willie Burns and Mollie Jane Vinson Burns. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, served in WWII, and retired from TVA as a boilermaker. He was a member of Walden Chapel Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Zelma Christine Burns.
He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Sara J. and Billy R. James and Joyce and James Steenson, all of Decatur; four sisters, Hazel Roberts and Kathline Long, both of Battle Creek, Mich., Lorene Miller of Camden, Tenn., and Dottie Reeves of Decatur; one brother, Ottis Burns of Hartselle; two granddaughters, Denise Carden Todd of Decatur and Christie Tapscott and husband, Ken, of Neel; and three great grandchildren, Bailey Tapscott of Neel, Mason Carden and Ali Carden, both of Decatur.