George "Dee Dee"


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George "Dee Dee" Burleson

Aug 31 1928 - Mar 17 2008

George Burleson, Jr., 79 of Whitewright, Texas, died Monday, March 17, 2008 in Sherman, Texas. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Thursday, March 20, 2008 at Earnheart Chapel, Whitewright, Texas. Officiating the service will be Rev. Houston Garner. Burial will follow at City Cemetery in Whitewright, Texas. Pallbearers will be Charlie Whitworth, Larry Presley, Chris Layman, Harold Ballard, Homer Faulkner, and James Elliott. George Burleson was born August 31, 1928 at Trenton, Texas to George Burleson and Ethel Dodd Burleson. He married Bettye Brice on February 21, 1948 at Sherman, Texas. He is survived by wife, Bettye Burleson of Whitewright; daughter, Vicki Matthews of Sherman; granddaughter, Shannon Matthews Parker and husband Mark of Sherman; great-granddaughters, Neelie and Colby Parker of Sherman; great-grandson, Brodee Brice Parker of Sherman; step-grandson, Kevin Matthews of Gainesville; daughter, Kaye Burleson of Whitewright; granddaughter, Misty Sears Thompson and husband Paul of Bells; step-granddaughter, De An Jeffery and husband Rob of Bells; great-granddaughter, Jentry Little and husband Brent of Bells; great-granddaughter, Whitney Jeffery of Bells; great-grandson, Bandy Jeffery of Bells; great-great-granddaughter, Laykin Little of Bells; sister, Betty Faulkner and husband Homer of Dallas; sister, Peggy Elliott and husband James of Plano; sister-in-law, Glenda Burleson of Sherman; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents, George and Ethel Burleson; father-in-law, Tom Brice; brother, Jack Burleson; brother, Bill Burleson and wife Cecilia; sister, Jerri Childress and husband Aaron; sister, Delores Kuhn and husband Floyd; son-in-law, Don Matthews. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 from 6-8pm at Earnheart Chapel, Whitewright. The family will be at the Whitewright Civic Center before and after the funeral services on Thursday.
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