Mary Lizzie Burks
1977

    Mary Lizzie Burks, 96, widow of the late John Granville Burks, died Monday in a local hospital.
     A native of Rutherford County, Mrs. Burks has resided 59 years in the Chattanooga area.  She was an active member of Apison Baptist Church and the Ladies Bible Class.
     Survivors include three children, Rupert Tolbert Burks, Sr., Viva Lee Burks and Hilda Burks Newman, all of the Chattanooga area; four grandchildren, Rupert T. Burks, Jr., Hacienda Heights, California, Myrna Burks, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Charles W. Burks, Hixson, Tennessee and James D. Newman, Hamden, Connecticut, several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be held at Chattanooga Funeral Home, West Chapel, at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Donald Givens and the Rev. Kenneth Walker officiating.
     Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery.  Active pallbearers will be Emert Clonts, Ray Capehart, Paul Broyles, M. J. Whitmire, Ronnie Sedmon, G. O. Kiger, William M. Gault and
P..R. Olgiati.  Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Ladies Bible Class of Apison Baptist Church and the T. E. L. Class of St. Elmo Baptist Church.
     The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Chattanooga Times January 4, 1977; Page 7.
Daughter of William and Dovie Jernigan Tolbert
(great grandmother of submitter, Shawn Burks)

Submitted by Shawn Burks
Dazeechn@aol.com