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
Burris, 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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