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Donny Ray Burris

Born: 5/11/1960

Died: 8/22/1994

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Donny Ray Burris was born on May 11, 1960 in Talihina, Oklahoma to Rev. Lee Burris and Mildred Bohanon Burris. He was killed in an automobile accident on August 22, 1994 at the age of 34.

Donny graduated from Tupelo High School in 1978 and was active in baseball. He enjoyed playing co-ed softball and horseshoes and was a member of Round Lake Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Rev. Lee Burris and his twin sister, Dorena.

Survivors include his mother, Mildred Burris of the home; two brothers, Noah Burris and David Burris, both of Coalgate; four sisters, Vickie McClure and Doris Ludlow of Tupelo, Fay Ratcliff of Coalgate and Gwendolyn Harry of Ada Oklahoma; four half-sisters, Leona Murphy and Ola Burris both of Coalgate, Sue Amos of McAlester, Oklahoma and Veronica McDaniel of Atoka, Oklahoma and numerous nieces and nephews.

Music was provided by Shelia Scott, Stella Hardy, Margaret Gipson, Carrie Robinson, Ronnie Scott and Bill.