October 22, 2021
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Martha Burns

1938 – 2021

Services for Martha Burns of Emory were held on September 6 at Emory Baptist Church. Bro. Robert Burns II officiated.

Interment followed in Turner Cemetery. Pallbearers were Justin Klump, Colton Burns, Collyn Burns, Mathew Willeford, Joshua Willeford, Mark Willeford, Corey Willeford and Heath Carr. Eddie Burns was a honorary pallbearer.

Mrs. Burns died on September 1, 2021. She was born on February 5, 1938, in Rowlett, to Samuel Willeford and Wilma Jones Willeford of Rose Hill. She married Robert L. Burns on November 12, 1969. For 36 years, she was self-employed at their family business, Burns and Son Plant Farm, in Emory. She was a member of Emory Baptist Church and loved all her church family.

Mrs. Burns is survived by her daughters, Janice Burns and husband Eddie of Emory, and Elizabeth Diane Klump of Point; son, Robert Lee Burns II and wife Teresa of Emory; grandchildren, August (Justin) Klump and wife Lisa, Sarah Ivie and husband Ryan, Laura Teague and husband Jeremy, Amy Potts and husband Tommy, Rachel Blount and husband Jeremy, Caitlyn Norwood and husband Braden, Colton Burns and wife Mariah, and Collyn Burns; great-grandchildren, Anthony (Crystal), Autumn, Rylie, Jersey, Cameron, Jaycee, Addyson, Colby, Hudson, Hayson, Ava, Lawson, Wesson, Benjamin, Pearsyn and Evalynn; great-great-grandchildren, Drake, Emma and Ryder; brothers and sisters, Laverne Anderson of Roswell, N.M., Jane Roberts of Mesquite, Carol Wolverton of Mesquite, James Willeford and wife Theda of Mesquite, Leroy Willeford of Mesquite, Charlie Willeford and wife Phyllis of Pottsboro, Debra Fedric and husband Don of Roswell N.M., Danny Squarok of Roswell, N.M., and Stanley Squarok of Roswell, N.M.; step-brother, Avon Norfleet and wife Sherry of Josephine; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends she called family.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Martha Claudene Conway; son, Claude Franklin Conway Jr.; sister, Wilma Thompson; step-brothers, Leon Norfleet and Devon Norfleet; and step-sister, Sue Baird.

Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home. An online  guestbook is available at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneralhome.com