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Obituary: Raliegh Burns, Columbus


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Raliegh R. Burns, 84, of Columbus, died at 4:40 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, in Bartholomew County.

Born April 29, 1928, in Bartholomew County, he was the son of Ray Burns and Fern Romine Burns. He married Jean Ferguson May 15, 1953.

Raliegh was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. He had been employed by Camp Atterbury, Taylorsville School, the state highway garage and retired from Como Plastics in 1990. He loved fishing, gardening and working in his yard.

Despite his struggle with polio and later Alzheimer's, he led a full life.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Randy (Judy) Burns of Scipio; daughters, Kay (Charles) Scrogham of Seymour and Nancy (Larry) Chandler of Columbus; a brother, Joe Burns of Columbus; sisters, Betty O'Neal of Sanford, Fla., Katie Goff of Panama City, Fla., and Sue Mann of Columbus; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Linda Butler; sisters, Alice Henderson and Ruth Pettay; and a grandson, Shane Hibbs.

Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Lay officiating.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation and inurnment at Garland Brook Cemetery were planned.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shiloh Baptist Church, the Alzheimer's Association or Premier Hospice of Seymour.

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