Virgil Burks of Benton died today. He was 69.
He was retired from Reynolds Metals Co. and was a member of Holland Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and ASOP. Other memberships included the Retired Steelworkers of America, Senior Democrats of Arkansas and Saline County Senior Democrats.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Marie Burks; two sons, Michael Dale Burks of Gordon, Georgia, and Donnie Burks of Benton; four daughters, Virginia Gail Dontenville and Cindy Phililps of Benton, Janice Kaye Dierker of West Monroe, Louisiana, and Susie Stearns of Allen, Texas; one brother, Orville Burks of Benton; one sister, Ruby Forrester of Benton; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ballard Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Jim Harrell and Bob Berry officiating. Burial will follow at New Rosemont Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Raymond DeLoach, J. R. Teague, Steve Pavlik, Gerald Cook, Ray McDougal, Robert Nowlin and Bill Gaston.
Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Cady, Joseph Franks and members of the Holland Chapel Men's Sunday School Class.
The family will be at 801 S. Richards St., Benton. The family will also be at the funeral home for visitation from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to Holland Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Men's Fellowship radio program or to the Baptist Medical Center Hospice program, 9601 I-630, Little Rock, AR 72205. [from the «i»Benton Courier«/i», Tuesday, December 22, 1992, page 2]
Father: James Abner "Jim" BURKS b: 11 Mar 1871 in , Saline Co, Arkansas, USA
Mother: Lillie Bell BRIDGES b: 13 Oct 1879 in , , Texas, USA
Marriage 1 Wilma Jean CLOUD b: 22 Feb 1928 in Benton, Saline Co, Arkansas, USA
Marriage 2 Bobbie Ray THOMPSON b: 14 Mar 1930 in Point, Rains Co, Texas, USA
Marriage 3 Helen Marie REESE b: 24 Jul 1922 in Owensville, Saline Co, Arkansas, USA
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