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Greenville Evening Banner, Wednesday, February 9, 1916




From Mondayís Daily.

G. L. Burnett is dead and there are many sorrowing because of his call from this life. He passed away this morning at 4:40, after some three days of suffering. Thursday evening he was stricken with paralysis and he was unconscious a considerable part of the time there after and tho (sic) his death comes as a severe shock to the people of this city, it was not unexpected.

The funeral arrangements had not been completed this afternoon for reason that it could not be learned just when Mrs. Sykes would arrive from New York City where she was when she was notified of the serious illness of her father. It is expected that she will reach here tomorrow on the Texas Special, but there are several close connections and her arrival may be later.

Green Langford Burnett had spent his life in an about Greenville, he being born here December 25, 1848. During these more than 68 years he passed among the people here engaged in the affairs of life and in which he was successful to an excellent degree, held in the highest esteem by all who knew him.

He was married to Miss Sarah Frances Hamilton, February 11, 1869, and is survived by this helpmeet (sic helpmate) and eight children, E. L. Burnett, W. B. Burnett, Naud Burnett, Mrs. W. J. Brooks, Mrs. O. A. Wise, of this city, Mrs. J. H. Sykes of Muskogee, Okla., Mrs. C. A. Dickson, of Dallas, and Mrs. J. N. Dean of Trinidad, Colo. Of near relatives he leaves four sisters, Mrs. J. M. Spencer, Mrs. J. M. McLeod, of Greenville and Mrs. J. D. Hardgrade (sic Hardgrave), of San Angelo, and Mrs. J. H. Nichols of Hot Springs, Ark.

During his years among out (sic our) people he always stood above reproach, doing what he believed to be right. A few years ago he joined Kavanaugh Methodist church and since has lived a consecrated Christian live, looking to the Low Nazarene as his redeemer and he passed away in the knowledge of Christís redemption.

The bereaved have the sympathy of many friends in this sad hour.

(Transcribed by Marc Coker, 27 November 2004)

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