William Burns

Obituary of William Burns

Mr. William "Frank" Franklin Burns, age 80 of Ellijay, GA passed Saturday, November 18th, 2017.

A beloved dad and husband, Mr. Burns was born October 21, 1937 in Salem, Massachusetts to his late parents James Clifford Burns, Sr. and Myrtie Rix Chamberlain Burns.  He graduated from Beverly (Massachusetts) High School and attended the University of Miami and Boston University.  Frank was an avid runner in high school, college and beyond, setting many state records. Known for his kindness and willingness to help anyone in need, Frank loved the Lord and was a member of the Oak Hill United Methodist Church. He also served honorably in the United States Naval Reserve, and retired from Northwest Airlines after 39 years of service as an aircraft mechanic. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Suzanne Carson Hull Burns, sister, Catherine Burns Gill, and brother, James Clifford Burns, Jr.

Suvivors include his wife of 14 years, Alice England Burns of Ellijay, GA; daughters and son-in-law, Pamela Burns Brown of Conyers, GA and Allison and David Lawler of Covington, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Alan and Christie Burns of Conyers, GA, Brian and Tasha Jones of Lilburn, GA, and Chris and Geri Jones of Atlanta, GA; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 1:30PM on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Oak Hill United Methodist Church in Ellijay, GA with Rev. Rebecca Holmes officiating.  A military graveside service will follow at 3:30PM on Saturday, December 16th, 2017 at the Logan Funeral Home Pavilion with military rites performed by the North Georgia Honor Guard.  Graveside inurnment will take place at 11AM on Monday, December 18th, 2017 at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Oak Hill United Methodist Church, c/o Eddie Ellington, 1841 Boardtown Road, Ellijay, GA 30540 in memory of Mr. Burns.