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Nancye Murphy Burnette
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Obituary for Nancye Murphy Burnette

Nancye Murphy Burnette, Age 87 of 1664 Snakepath Road, Blairs, VA, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 5th, 2018, at Sovah Health of Danville. She had been a resident of Roman Eagle Nursing Home since August.

She was born in Pittsylvania County, Virginia on February 22, 1931 to the late Albert Thornton Murphy and Oneida Crane Murphy.

On January 14, 1950 she married Charles L. Burnette, who survives. They shared a wonderful and faithful marriage of 68 years. She is also survived by her grandson, Justin Brooks, and great granddaughter Sasha Brooks, a son-in-law, Dean Brooks; two step granddaughters, Stacy Brooks Arnn and Sonya Brooks; a step grandson, Clay Arnn.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter, Susan Burnette Brooks and her sister, Jean Helen Murphy Everett.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Oakland United Methodist Church, 180 Snakepath Rd., Blairs, VA 24527 with the Rev. Jon M. Woodburn officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park.

The family will receive friends 6:30 p.m. till 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 6, 2018 at Norris Funeral Services, Inc., Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Turnpike, Danville, VA 24540 and other times at the residence.

The family suggest that in lieu of flowers that memorial donations be made to Oakland United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 35, Dry Fork, VA 24549, or to Blairs Fire and Rescue, P. O. Box 242, Blairs, VA 24527.

The family would like to say a very special thank you to the nursing staff of Roman Eagle Nursing Home, for the excellent dedicated care she received. Also, a very special thank you to her dear friend and special caregiver, Sadie Tosh.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpke., Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the Burnette family. Online condolences may be made at

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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, Virginia 24540





11:00 AM
Oakland United Methodist Church

180 Snakepath Road
Blairs, VA 24527

Memorial Contribution

Blairs Vol. Fire Dept.

PO Box 242
Blairs, VA 24527

Oakland United Methodist Church

180 Snakepath Road
Blairs, VA 24527

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