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2009-08-20 / Obituaries

Bennie S. Burnes

April 25, 1938 - August 9, 2009

Bennie Burnes was born April 25, 1938 in Milam County, Texas to Charles S. and Grace Elizabeth Eakin Burnes. He served in the US Navy from 1956 to 1959.

Bennie lived in Rosanky and Houston. He retired after 31 years from Houston Fire Department as District Chief in 1992. He was a member of the Reagan Masonic Lodge in Houston.

On May 2, 1959, he and Mamie Pettis were married in Houston.

Bennie passed away Sunday, August 9, 2009 in the University Hospital in San Antonio, reaching the age of 71. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Sam Burnes and Bill Burnes.

Surviving: his wife of 50 years, Mamie Burnes of Houston; son, Stephen Burnes of Cypress; daughter, Deborah Beard of Houston; four grandchildren, Carolee, Elisabeth, Hallie and Matthew; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Rose Kirsch of Indianapolis, Indiana, Minnie Alice Ellis of Houston and Louise Darnell of Splendora; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Visitation: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, August 14, 2009 at the funeral home.

Services at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 15, 2009 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home. Burial in the Salty Cemetery near Rockdale.

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