Alvis P Burns

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LINDEN Funeral services for Alvis P. Burns, 80, of Linden will be at 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007 at Reeder-Davis-Schindler Chapel in Linden with the Revs. Ron Bartlett and Ronnie Raines officiating. Burial will be in Zion Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6-8 P.M. on Monday. Mr. Burns died Saturday, October 27 at his residence. He was born August 26, 1927 in Lanier. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Signal Corps and a 32nd Degree Mason and a Shriner. He was a former vice president and a professor for many years at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall. Mr. Burns is survived by: two sisters Lurlene Lawrence and Violet Anderson, both of Linden; four brothers Bennie Burns of Linden, Troy Burns of Queen City, Clarence Burns of Linden and Lonnie Burns of McLeansville, North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his parents John O. and Rosie Burns; two brothers Johnny and Travis Burns and a sister Bobbie Johnson.

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  1. Uncle Skinnie (A.P) was a mentor to many people. I was one. He helped me in Bible studies as early as 12 years old and in educational studies by helping me buy college books and with tuition at times.Once as a child I remember sitting on the front bench, left side and telling him he was like Jesus-he loved children,was quiet and humble, and loved God. His goal in life was to live for others and when he awoke we know it was in heaven. We will miss him and his solitary life. I'm thankful to have spent time with him the three days he was in the hospital. He was so good to me, I pray he enjoyed the company as much as I did talking with him. God bless and comfort. We loved him.

  2. I am so sorry to hear of Al's death. He was a dear friend and mentor and will be missed by all who loved him. He was directly responsible for my joining the faculty at ETBU way back in 1984. He was a true leader.

  3. The family of Thomas Earl Knight would like to extend our sympathies to all of you in your time of sorrow. Unfortunately, Thomas Earl's state of health make him unable to attend the visitation and the funeral, but we wanted you to know we were thinking of you at this time.

  4. We wanted to send our sympathy to the family for the loss of your brother.May God comfort you during this time of sadness.

  5. Al Burns was a friend for the many years we worked together at ETBU. He had a kind heart, and loved to talk about his farm and his animals. He always was there to answer questions and help when he was needed. It is sad to know that he won't be back to the Faculty luncheons–it was always good to see him there.

  6. Uncle Skinny was always there for all his nieces and nephews. We all would love to sit by him each Sunday at church. He seemed bigger than life to us and we will really miss him at our family reunions, but we know he is having the best reunion of all– he is with Jesus and mama & papa Burns.

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