Mr. David Stanford Burnette, 91, of 4772 Preston Road, Maxton and formerly of the Saddletree community, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 18, 2014.
Mr. Burnette was born in Robeson County on November 10, 1922, a son of the late Mr. James Daniel & Mrs. Virgie Hammonds Burnette. He was also preceded in death by a daughter: Ms. Myra Kay Burnette; a brother: Mr. Ed Burnette and sisters: Mrs. Dorothy Burnette Wilder, Mrs. Lois Burnette Revels and Mrs. Josephine Burnette Lucenete. He was a loving husband and father and retired from International Paper Co. after 28 years of service.
The funeral will be conducted 2:30 P.M. Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Sycamore Hill Independent Holiness Church with the Revs: Floyd Hunt and Ike Cummings officiating. Burial will follow in the Sycamore Hill Church Cemetery.
Mr. Burnette is survived by his devoted wife; Mrs. Evelyn Chavis Burnette of the home; two sons: Mr. Jimmy Burnette(Deadera) of the home and Mr. Ronnis L. Chavis(Cathy) of Wilmington; three daughters: Mrs. Janice Jones(Guy, Jr.), Mrs. Faye Sanderson(Julian) both of Maxton and Mrs. Shelia Evans(Pete) of Lexington; eleven grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2014, at Locklear & Son Funeral Home.