Charles L. Burris
Charles L. Burris, 79, of Elk Creek, Va., passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at Twin County Regional Hospital, Galax, Va. He was born June 19, 1937, at Galax to French Burris and Mamie Reavis. He was predeceased by his wife, Virginia Gearldine Burris. Survivors include daughter and spouse, Kathy and Ed Sikes of Galax; son and spouse, Ricky and Laura Burris of Fries; four grandchildren, April Stanley Dunker, Angela Stanly Murphy, Chase Allen Burris and Jamie Vaughn Fields; two step-grandchildren, Scott Sikes and Shanna Ingraham; seven great-grandchildren, Mason, Grant, Jonah, Josiah, Joshua, Harland and Bella; seven step-great-grandchildren, Madeline, Maggie, Caden, Abby, Issak, Avery and Ellie; special friend, June Medley; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and a host of special friends. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at Jerusalem United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gloria L. Rhudy officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Special Olympics for Children, in care of Grayson National Bank, P.O. Box 186, Independence, Va. 24348 or Jerusa Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 716, Galax, Va. 24333. Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Independence, Va., was in charge of arrangements.
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