Person:George Burris (4)

George Washington Burris, Jr.
  1. Ernest Arthur BURRIS1880 - 1952
  2. BURRIS1889 - 1889
  3. George Washington Burris, Jr.1890 - 1974
  4. Ottis Gileston BURRIS1893 - 1979
  5. James Thomas BURRIS1895 - 1895
  6. Arkie Lucille Burris1899 - 1913
  7. Ocie Myrtice BURRIS1901 - 1910
  1. Mary Ann Burris1931 - 2018
  2. Emma Jean Burris1933 - 2013
Facts and Events
Name[1] George Washington Burris, Jr.
Gender Male
Birth[1] 5 Oct 1890 Atkins, Pope, Arkansas, United States
Occupation[1] 1910 Russellville, Pope, Arkansas, United StatesPostal Employee
Death[1] 7 May 1974 Arkadelphia, Clark, Arkansas, United StatesClark County Memorial Hospital
Burial[2] 9 May 1974 Rose Hill Cemetery, Arkadelphia, Clark, Arkansas, USA
Religion[1] Atkins, Pope, Arkansas, United StatesSt Joe Baptist Church
Soc Sec No[3] Arkansas, United States432-68-3350
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Obit of George Washington Burris.

    George W. Burris, aged 83, of Arkadelphia, died Tuesday at Clark County Memorial Hospital. He served as a postal employee for 47 years and was an assistant postmaster 34 years. He entered the postal service in 1910 at Russellville as a clerk - his father was postmaster. In May 1920 he was appointed postal clerk for services in the Panama Canal Zone, where he served until resignation Aug., 1920. For a short while he was employed by an oil company in Columbia, South America. After his reinstatement Feb. 2, 1923 as a postal clerk he transferred to Arkadelphia and was assistant postmaster, starting in April of that year.

    Mr. Burris served as officer at elections in Clark County, both locally and nationally.

    He was born Oct. 5, 1890, at Atkins and was a member of the St. Joe Baptist Church there, where his father was a charter member.

    Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Louise Herrington Burris; one son, Wm. F (Bill) Burris of Little Rock; three daughters, Mrs. HH Rutherford of Bryant, Mrs. JA Lensing and Mrs. Edward Newmann, both of Little Rock; one brother, Ott G Burris of Morrilton; one sister, Mrs. Emma Crites of Atkins; thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

    Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. in the Murry-Ruggles Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Nathan Porter. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

    Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Eli Gary, Luther Southerland, Bro. J.M. Hamilton, Dave Lamb, Hershel Tweedle and all present and retired postal employees.

  2. Tombstone of George Washington Burris Jr,.
  3. Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index: Death Master File, database. (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service).