BURTON, George

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George (Buck) Burton, of Narrows, passed away Friday, August 11, 2006 at Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital in Pearisburg the morning after his 70th birthday.

He was born on August 10, 1936 at Bland, Virginia and was the son of the late Robert W. and Denver Tracy Burton. In addition to his mother and father, he was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Karley Mills, and a brother, Robert Edward Burton.

He was a former employee of Tread Corporation of Roanoke, where he was a truck driver for over 35 years.

He is survived by a daughter and her fiance, Kim Burton and Michael Stables of Narrows; a son, Brian Burton of Roanoke; three grandchildren, James Burton of Craigsville, Virginia, Brandy Heiler of Salem, Christopher Burton of Roanoke; five great-grandchildren, McKayla Burton, Mackenzie Burton, C.J. Burton, Kelly Burton, and Emerald Palmer; one sister, Pauline Pennington of Centreville, Virginia; and a half sister, Madeline Cruise of Sandston, Virginia.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 13, 2006 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Riffe’s Funeral Service in Narrows with the Rev. Jim Hagy officiating. Burial will follow in Angel’s Rest Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Riffe’s Funeral Service Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Online condolence messages can be sent to the family at www.riffes.com.