Pictured (l to r): William "Willie" Lee Burnett and his brother-in-law, Van Everett "Pete" Davis.
Willie was the son of Henry Newman Burnett and Lucy (Wicker) Burnett.
He was born 31 Aug 1911 and died 1 Jun 1977. On 27 Jan 1932 he was married to Ruby Davis.
Ruby and her brother, Pete, are the only children of Elbert Davis and Dovie (Erwin) Davis (also pictured in Carter Co. album).
Pete was born 25 Jul 1919 and died 17 May 1962. Pete was married to Eileen Mayo on 2 Nov 1946.
Margaret "Mabel" Burnett,William "Willie" Lee Burnett and Ruby (Davis) Burnett, ca1930
Mabel and Willie were the children of Henry and Lucy (Wicker) Burnett.
Mabel, born in 1902, married Roy S. Carroll, the son of Richard "R. J." and Lillie (Keaton) Carroll.
Their children were: Elwood, Jean, Earnest, Regina, Cecil and Bill.
Ruby (Davis) Burnett, William "Willie" Lee Burnett and Margaret "Mable" Burnett, ca1975.
Wille and Mable were children of Henry and Lucy (Wicker) Burnett.
"Mabel introduced her girlfriend Ruby Davis, d/o of Elbert and Dovie (Erwin) Davis,
to her brother Willie and it wasn't long before Willie asked Ruby to marry him.
Ruby and Willie were married in Carter Co. in 1932."
The children of Willie and Ruby are:
Rev. Russell "Bud" Burnett (m. Fern McGinnis);
Maxine Burnett (m. Kenneth Mullins);
Rev. Bill Burnett (m. Betty McGinnis - sister to Fern McGinnis);
Everett Burnett (m. Sue Foster);
Patsy Burnett (m. Luke Back)
Carl Elwood Burnett was the last born. "Carl died as a teenager in a car accident when I was a little girl".
Submitted by: Sherry Lowe