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Gethro Burney

February 28, 1934 — August 12, 2021

Whiteville

Gethro Olin Burney, 87, of Whiteville passed away Thursday, August 12, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Lucy Burney; daughter, Grace Camille Burney, brothers and sisters. Gethro leaves behind his loving wife of 64 years, Grace Burney of the home; son, Ronald Earl Burney and wife, Kay of Elgin, SC; two brothers: Fred Burney of Lisbon, Earl Burney of Kelly; seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and three great, great-grandchildren.

Gethro cherished his wife and family. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening. He made friends anywhere he went. His honest and gentle spirit will be remembered forever.

The family will receive friends from 2:00-2:45pm on Sunday, August 15th at Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with a funeral at 3pm. Burial will follow services in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Whiteville.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Sunday, August 15, 2021

2:00 - 2:45 pm (Eastern time)

Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home & Cremation

3131 M.L.K. Dr, Elizabethtown, NC 28337

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Funeral Service

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home & Cremation

3131 M.L.K. Dr, Elizabethtown, NC 28337

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Burial

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Starts at 4:30 pm (Eastern time)

Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery

NC

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