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Ethel Rose Burns

Ethel Rose Saunders Lanier Burns, 100, of Sanford passed away Saturday January 30, 2021.


Service arrangements are incomplete at this time.


Mrs. Burns was born in Yadkin Co, daughter of the late Tom Saunders and Sarah Rose Jester Saunders. She was preceded in death by husbands, Roma Lanier and Ussery Burns. Mrs. Burns was a member of Sanford Chapel and worked for many years at B.C. Moore & Sons.  


Mrs. Burns is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

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A beautiful lady she was. Had a heart of gold and always a smile. My thoughts and prayers to all her nieces and nephews. RIP precious lady.

Rachel Lewis Feb 4 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ethel Burns

Linda Layne Johnson Feb 2 2021 12:00 AM

You were so independent and generous. Your sense of humor made your stories so much fun. The last apple on the tree wasn't your wish, Ethel, I know but that's what llfe had planned for you. I hope heaven has some Bogangles chicken waiting for you.. and some red roses.. Rest in peace..

Bev Valutis Feb 2 2021 12:00 AM

What a beautiful lady who always had compliments for others! She was always dressed up with her heels and looked like she came straight from a page of a fashion magazine. When she was well, she was an excellent cook and I really loved her fried apple pies, which she made and brought to us each week. She will be sorely missed by all!

LInda Keller Kelly Feb 2 2021 12:00 AM