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BUMGARNER, Z. Homer Eighty-nine years old, a retired carpenter who formerly resided at Salt Rock, died yesterday in a Huntington nursing home after a long illness.  A native of Elizabeth, W. Va., he was a son of the late Jacob and Emma Thorn Bumgarner.  His wife, Mrs. Bertha Gill Bumgarner, died in 1958.  He was a member of the Salt Rock Methodist Church.  Survivors include four sons, Robert Bumgarner of Salt Lake City, Charles Bumgarner of Florida and Melvin Bumgarner of Alexandria, Va.; a daughter, Mrs. Hampton Childers of Alexandria, and three stepdaughters, Mrs. Kathleen Eldridge of South Point, Mrs. Gladys Shanklin of Marietta, O., and Mrs. Pauline Mills of Lexington, Ky.  The body has been taken from the Steele Funeral Home to the McCray Funeral Home at Elizabeth. -The Herald-Dispatch, Monday, Jan. 15, 1962

J. R. Burdette died of pneumonia at Ona, Cabell county, March 9, 1909.  Interment will be in Yates family cemetery, one mile north of Ona, on 12th day of March, at 10 a.m.  He had been a resident of Cabell county for the last thirty nine years, was a farmer by occupation and was a member of one of the oldest families of West Virginia.  He was born on Greenbrier river, a short distance below the town of Alderson, in Monroe county, then Virginia, March 16, 1828.  In 1855 he, with his father's family, moved from Monroe county to Putnam county, Virginia (now W.Va.) and purchased land near the present site of Burdette P.O., in that county.  In 1870 he moved to his recent home at Ona, to the farm which had been the home of his wife's father.  James R. Burdette was the son of Alexander and Mary L. (Hill) Burdette.  Several generations of his ancestors had been residents of Monroe and Greenbrier counties.  His grandfather, William Burdette, was a soldier from Monroe county in the war of 1812, and his great-grandfather John Burdett, was actively engaged in the Indian warfare in Greenbrier county at the close of the 18th century.  Many descendants of these earlier members of the family now live in West Virginia, Virginia and the west.  In 1859 James R. Burdette married Elizabeth Yates, daughter of William P. D. Elizabeth, (Lillard) Yates, of this union three children survive, viz -- Mrs. Geneva C. Hawkins, of El Paso, Texas; W. A. Burdette, of Ona, W. Va.; and F. L. Burdette, of Clarksburg, W. Va. Mrs. Elizabeth Burdette, first wife of the deceased, died in 1890, he married Mrs. Willie A. Womeldrof, daughter of Samuel and Lucy (Flood) Hardwick, of Buckingham county, Va. who survives him.  Of his brothers and sisters, three are living.  They are L. P. Burdette, of Huntington, W. Va., and Mrs. James E. Miller and Mrs. James Y. Miller, of Monroe county, W. Va.  The deceased was a member of the Baptist church having joined the old Greenbrier church, at Alderson, in 1849, under the pastorate of Rev. Lewis A. Alderson. during the subsequent 60 years he was a member of four Baptist church organizations, in two of which he was a charter member. -The Herald-Dispatch?, Friday, March 12, 1909

IRA S. BURFORD Seventy-nine years old, a retired Ironton gas company executive who died Wednesday at the home of a son, James H. Burford, 3721 Norwood road, will be buried in Sunset Memorial Park in South Charleston following funeral services tomorrow at 11 a. m. at the Frank Feuchter Funeral Home in Ironton with the Rev. Lowell Rupp officiating.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p. m. today.  Masonic rites will be conducted there tonight at 7:30 p. m. -The Herald-Dispatch, Friday, Nov. 6, 1964, pg. 24

ARNOLD BURGESS Fifty-three years old, 914 Monroe Avenue, who died Wednesday of a heart attack shortly after boarding an airliner in Charleston, will be buried in Ridgelawn Cemetery following funeral services at 1:30 P. M. tomorrow at the Reger Funeral Chapel with Dr. J. Maurice Trimmer officiating.  Pallbearers will be Howard Brown, Jr., B. W. Bias, Sam Carter, Jack L. Hagan, Lester Adkins and Robert W. Hagan.  The body is at the Reger Funeral Home. -The Herald-Dispatch, Friday, Nov. 27, 1953

BURGESS FUNERAL Funeral services for W. H. Burgess, 67 years old, who died Wednesday afternoon at his home, 2956 Fifth avenue will be held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ.
The Rev. Mr. Green McNelly, of Logan, W. Va. will conduct the services and interment will be made at Spring Hill cemetery.
The late Mr. Burgess is survived by his widow, Mrs. Adora Watts Burgess, and ten children, Mrs. A. B. Yeager, of Hamlin, and Adena, Elsie, Emery, Ora, Monna, Verona, and Gwendolyn Burgess, all of Huntington.  Ray Burgess, a son, is at Grayson, Ky., studying for the ministry.  Two sisters, Mrs. G. A. Pauley and Mrs. Robert Cecil, both of Charleston, and one brother, S. N. Burgess, of Ward, W. Va. also survive him. -The Herald-Dispatch, Friday Morning, April 4, 1924

BURKS, Mrs. Arculia Seventy-one years old, died yesterday morning at 4 o'clock at her home in Barboursville.  Funeral services will be conducted at the home tomorrow afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock.  Burial will be in Oaklawn cemetery, Barboursville.  Surviving are the husband, W. M. Burks; three daughters, Miss Lina Burks, of Barboursville, Mrs. Norma Peyton, of Raceland, Ky., and Mrs. Ruth Harshbarger, of Barboursville; five sons, George, John and Lonzo Burks, of Barboursville, W. H. and R. L. Burks, of Huntington, and one grandson, Edgar Burks, of Barboursville. -The Herald-Dispatch, Saturday Morning, April 26, 1930

BURKS, George L.
GEORGE L. BURKS 88, of 1226 McClung Ave., Barboursville, died Sunday.  Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday 3 P. M. at Steele Memorial United Methodist Church at Barboursville by the Rev. Jack Trump & Rev. George.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park at Huntington.  He was born March 29, 1886 in Cabell County, W. Va., a son of the late William & Arzella Clark Burks.  He was a retired employe of the Barboursville Reclamation Plant of the C & O.  He was a member of Steele Memorial United Methodist Church.  His wife, Ruth Marie Patterson Burks died in 1964.  Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Eulaine Palmer, of Pine Bluff, Ark., Mrs. Evelyn McCondy of Barboursville, Mrs. Lois Bledsoe, Mrs. Doretta Topping, Mrs. Belva Wentz, all of Huntington, two sons, Edgar Burks and George Burks, both of Barboursville, one sister, Miss Lena Burks of Barboursville, two brothers, John Burks of Barboursville, and Robert Burks of Huntington, thirteen grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren.  Friends may call at 2 P. M. Monday Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville.  The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services. -The Huntington Herald-Dispatch, Tuesday Morning, August 20, 1974

   With the death of L. H. Burks, which occurred Saturday night at 8 o'clock at the home of the deceased near Guyandotte, Huntington and Cabell county loses one of its most prominent and respected citizens.
Mr. Burks had been suffering with a severe illness for a number of months and his demise was not a surprise to the many people acquainted with his condition.
   He was born in what in now Cabell county sixty-six years ago, his birthday being the day of his death. His early boyhood days were spent in this section of the state, and for a number of years he was a student at Marshal college. Later he went west and for a year was a pilot on a steamer. He returned to this state at the outbreak of the civil war, and enlisted in Company D, Eight Virginia Cavalry, and served faithfully the southern cause through that long struggle for supremacy. He returned and for a time was engaged in the mercantile business in Wayne county. He later engaged in the timber business which he successfully followed until the time of his death.
   A wife and four daughters, Mrs. W. B. Wilson, Misses Mary, Helen and Lulu Burks survive him.
   Mr. Burks was a director and large stockholder in the First National Bank, and was connected with C. Crane & Co., well known timber dealers. In addition to that he was one of the heaviest real estate holders of this section and during his long and active career as a business man he enjoyed the confidence and esteem of his fellow man. He was a steward and trustee of the Johnson Memorial Church, and was a member of Camp Garnett.
   The funeral services will be conducted tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock at the Johnson Memorial church by Rev. J. W. Herring, assisted by Rev. J. W. Hampton of Ashland, Ky., chaplain of Camp Garnett. The body will be brought to the church at 9 o'clock, and the casket will remain open in order that the remains may be viewed until 10 o'clock.
   The directors of the First National Bank will act as honorary pall bearers.
   The active pall bearers will be F. B. Hayslip, H. C. Everett, C. Crane, Lee A. D. Tate, J. D. Page, H. B. Hagen, T. S. Garland, and W. R. Thompson.
   Interment at Spring Hill cemetery. -The Huntington Herald-Dispatch, Monday Morning, May 28, 1906

LENA BURKS, 99, of Fairhaven Nursing Home, Huntington, W. Va., formerly of 678 Water St., Barboursville, W. Va., died Thursday, March 12, 1987, in the nursing home.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, by the Rev. Michael Eddy. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  She was born Dec. 10, 1887, in Barboursville, W. Va., a daughter of the late William and Arzelia Clark Burks.  She was a member of Barboursville Baptist Church.  Miss Burks devoted her life to her mother and father and to her nieces and nephews.  Survivors include several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Wallace Funeral Home. -The Huntington Herald-Dispatch, Sunday, March 15, 1987

W. M. Burks, 88, of Barboursville, retired farmer and former member of the Town Council there, died yesterday at his home. He was reported to have been the oldest resident of Barboursville.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Barboursville Baptist Church tomorrow at 2:30 P. M. by Dr. C. A. Slaughter and the Rev. H. M. Eastes.
Mr. Burks was born in Lee County, Va., in December, 1859, and would have celebrated his birthday tomorrow. He had been a Barboursville resident most of his life and as a foreman for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co. assisted in laying of the tracks in Guyan Valley.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Norma Peyton of Worthington, Ky., Miss Lena Burks of Barboursville and Mrs. Ruth Harshbarger of Milton; five sons, W. H. and R. L. Burks of Huntington and George, John and Lon Burks of Barboursville; a brother, Frank Burks of Barboursville, and 26 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. -The Huntington Herald-Dispatch, Thursday Morning, Dec. 18, 1947

BURNS, Alexander C.
Dr. Alexander C. Burns died this morning at his home on Fifth Avenue.  While Dr. Burns had been in poor health for a number of years, he had been up and going until a very short time before his death.  Last night his condition became serious and despite the efforts of those who were with him, death came early this morning.
Dr. Burns was born at Washington, Washington County, Pa, November 28, 1848.  He was the son of Alexander and Elizabeth Cotton Burns and one of twelve children.  He received his education in the public schools of his native town in the state normal school and later was for a time a student at Washington College.
While quite a youth he took the state examination and was granted a life certificate after which he taught for four years in the public schools of Pennsylvania and later taught one year in Pleasant Hill Female Seminary, one of the prominent young ladies school of its' time.  In the fall of 1875 he entered the medical Department of Medicine University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, graduating in 1877.  Soon after his graduation he located at Getaway, Lawrence County, Ohio for the practice of his profession, where he remained for sixteen years, coming to Huntington in 1893.
While a close student along the lines of his chosen profession, the doctor never lost his interest in educational matters, always keeping in close touch with the public schools and everything that pertained to their betterment.  While at Getaway he served for fifteen years as a member of the school board and in 1895, two years after coming to Huntington, he was chosen a member of the city board of education and was a member of that body until his death.  He was always foremost in every effort to improve the conditions and efficiency of the public schools.
He was married in 1878 to Miss Dianna Templeton, daughter of C. T. Templeton, a prominent citizen of Lawrence County Ohio.
Four children were born to Dr. and Mrs. Burns, Miss Adrienne Burns, librarian at the Carnegie library, Miss Anice Burns, Orrin Burns, who is in the lumber business at Pikeville, Ky and James Burns, who is employed in the Huntington postoffice.  The funeral arrangements have not yet been made but the funeral will probably be Monday. -The Huntington Advertiser, Saturday, Evening Edition, February 2, 1907

The funeral of Dr. A. C. Burns, whose sudden death on Saturday morning so sadly shocked his many friends and associates will occur at his home at ten o'clock this morning.  The solemn service will be conducted by Rev. John McCarthy of the First Congressional Church.  Dr. Burns was one of Huntington's ablest physicians and a most excellent citizen.  Many expressions of sympathy are heard for the family in their sudden bereavement. -The Huntington Advertiser,  Monday, February 4, 1907

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