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Arlie Eugene Burnette

January 13, 1928 December 21, 2017
Arlie  Eugene Burnette
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Obituary for Arlie Eugene Burnette

Arlie Eugene Burnette, 89, of Martinsville, VA passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 21, 2017. He was born in Meadows of Dan, VA on January 13, 1928 to the late Madison Lee (Matt) Burnette and Ella Smith Burnette. In addition to his parents and wife of 67 years, Helen Stanley Burnette, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Kenneth Burnette and Glenn Burnette.

Arlie graduated from Meadows of Dan High School and was salutatorian of the Class of 1945. He enlisted in the United States Army and served in the 24th Infantry, 19th Regiment, E Company. He served, towards the end of World War II, at Beppu on Kyushu Island, Japan and assigned temporary duty in Kokura, Tokyo. He served most of his time as a guard at the Imperial Palace. Arlie was very proud of his service to his country and he relished his memories of his time in the U.S. Army. Upon return to the states, he resumed his relationship with Helen and they were married on August 25, 1948. They both worked at DuPont. Arlie retired in 1985 after 38 years with the company.

Arlie had been an active member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church since the early 1950s and served the church in many capacities. He was a beloved and actively involved member of the Preston Community. He was a charter member and actively involved member of the Preston Ruritan Club.

Arlie is survived by his daughters, Joyce B. Webb of Ridgeway, VA; Linda B. Fain and husband Gene of Martinsville, VA; son, Stanley M. Burnette and wife Dale of Spencer, VA. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Heather Webb, Landon Webb, Valarie W. Rich, Thomas Burnette, Danielle B. Morgan, Lauren Burnette, and Natalie I. McKenzie; and three great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Pleasant Grove Christian Church with Pastor Jim Pence officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. two hours prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to be made to the Pleasant Grove Christian Church/General Fund, 5232 Preston Road, Martinsville, VA 24112.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory of Martinsville, VA will be serving the Burnette family. Online condolences may be made to www.norrisfuneral.com.


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Visitation

Saturday

23

Dec

12:00 PM 12/23/2017 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 12/23/2017 2:00:00 PM
Pleasant Grove Christian Church

5232 Preston Road
Martinsville, VA 24112

Pleasant Grove Christian Church
5232 Preston Road Martinsville 24112 VA
United States

Funeral

Saturday

23

Dec

2:00 PM 12/23/2017 2:00:00 PM
Pleasant Grove Christian Church

5232 Preston Road
Martinsville, VA 24112

Pleasant Grove Christian Church
5232 Preston Road Martinsville 24112 VA
United States

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Pleasant Grove Cemetery Final Resting Place

5232 Preston Road
Martinsville, VA 24112

5232 Preston Road Martinsville 24112 VA
United States
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