Frances R. Burnette

Published 9:46 pm Monday, April 23, 2007

By Staff
ASHEVILLE — Mrs. Frances Rogers Burnette, 81, of 39 Chester Place, Asheville, died Saturday, April 21, 2007, at the Hospice Solace Center.
A funeral will be conducted today at 3 p.m. in West Asheville Baptist Church with the Revs. Dr. James H. Johnson and Tony Hooper officiating. Pallbearers will be Nathan Bland, Jason Burnette, Christopher Bland, Chuck Milner, Chad Milner and Tyler Milner. Burial will follow in Old Bon-A-Venture Cemetery.
Mrs. Burnette was born in Haywood County, the daughter of the late Fred B. and Parsey Franklin Rogers. She was a graduate of Canton High School. She worked as a secretary for several companies including Talman Office Supplies and was an Avon representative for 44 years, where she attained membership in the President’s Club and was an annual member of the Avon Honor Society. She was married to William L. Burnette, who survives. She was a member of West Asheville Baptist Church since 1951, where she served as a Sunday school teacher in the children’s department for more than 40 years.
Survivors include one daughter, Cheryl Bland of Boone; one son, Steven L. Burnette of Washington and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Hazel R. Howard and Ethel R. Mease.
Memorials may be made to the building fund of West Asheville Baptist Church, 926 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806.
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Arrangements are by Groce Funeral Home, Asheville.