Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Nell Alcorn Burris,  71,
of  Gainesboro, Tennessee,  will  be  held  at  1 P.M. on Friday,
June 24, 2011 at Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home
in Gainesboro, TN. Burial  will  follow  in  the  Byers Cemetery in
the Center Grove community of Jackson County, TN.

The  family  will  receive  friends  on  Wednesday  from 4 – 9 P.
M., on Thursday from 1 P.M. – 9 P.M., and on  Friday  from  9 A.
M. until time of services.

She passed away on Monday, June  20, 2011, at  Cookeville
Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, TN.
She was born January  26, 1940, in  Putnam  County, TN, to
the  late
Clyde C. Alcorn and Flora Bell Qualls Alcorn Scott.
On  June  8, 1956, she  was  married  to  the  late
Otha Donald
,  who  passed  away  November  24, 2007.   She  was  a
homemaker,   and  a  member  of  the  Center Grove Church  of

In addition to her husband and parents,  she  was  preceded in
death by
2 Sisters: Joyce Argo and Janice Allen.

Survivors   include   
2  Sons:   Alan  C.  Burris   and   Rellon
(Michelle) Burris,  all of Gainesboro, TN;  
1  Daughter:  Sherrie
Burris Merwine of Gainesboro, TN;
5 Grandchildren: Elizabeth
“Niki” Merwine,  Kendra  Burris,  Dakota  Burris,  Andrea  Burris,
and Andrew Burris, all of Gainesboro, TN;  
1  Sister:  Anna Bell
Scott of Baxter, TN; and
3 Sisters-in-Law: Lois Burroughs  and
Essie (Roy) Young, all of Gainesboro, TN, and Catherine Bragg
of Dunlap, TN.  Several  nieces,  nephews,  other relatives, and
friends also survive.

Bro. John Anderson will officiate at the services.
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