Jacob Hampton Burris

Published 6:00 am Friday, February 27, 2009

Services for Jacob Hampton Burris, of McCall Creek, are 11 a.m.Saturday, Feb. 28, at Hartman-Sharkey Funeral Home Chapel in McCombwith burial in Concord Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Burris, 96, died Feb. 26, 2009, at the University ofMississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was born in McCall Creekon Sept. 18, 1912, to Frank Horace and Inez Jane Jones Burris.

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He was a retired building inspector for the City of Baker, La.He was a member of Concord Baptist Church, where he served as adeacon. Mr. Burris was also a member of the Ben Franklin Lodge No.11, F&AM. He was a former volunteer firefighter in Baker andwas also a ship builder during World War II at Avondale Shipyardsin New Orleans. Mr. Burris was also an avid gardener, who loved togrow roses. He was also a builder of clocks, birdhouses,birdfeeders and garden structures.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, Frank andEugene Burris; and his sisters, Velma Arnold and Mable Burris.

Survivors are his wife of 76 years, Jimmie Matthews Burris, ofMcCall Creek; a son, Russell W. Burris, of McCall Creek; adaughter, Ann B. Cagle, of Columbia; his seven grandchildren; his15 great-grandchildren; and his sevengreat-great-grandchildren.