Elzie "George" Burns

Born: Fri., Dec. 17, 1937
Died: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019


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Elzie “George” L. Burns December 17, 1937- August 9, 2019 Elzie “George” L. Burns was born December 17, 2019 in Corning Arkansas to Bryan and Cecil Burns. He started working as a water boy in the cotton fields at age 3 years old and by the age of 10 years old he was picking 90lbs of cotton a day. He lived in Corning, Arkansas , Rockford, Illinois, Tucson, Arizona, Portland, Oregon, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Pendleton, Oregon. He was married to Nelda (Parker) Burns of Baker City, Oregon and Shirley (Horn) of Pendleton, Oregon. George worked at various factory jobs in Rockford, Illinois and for Pendleton Tree Service, General Tire, Webbs World of Tires and also owned his own Landscaping Company. He is survived by his children Rock (Michelle) Burns of St. Louis, MO, Kandi McLean of Nampa, ID, Darrin (Nikki) Burns of Pendleton, OR, Renata Burns of Pendleton, Jason Guenther of Vancouver, WA , his siblings Pagene Elliott of Cape Girardeau, MO, Mary Lou Behnk of St. Louis, MO, Loy Burns and 18 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 20 nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Bryan and Cecil Burns, his wife Shirley Burns, sister Joyce Bracken, brothers Farris Burns and Benny Burns.

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