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Berry Burns

August 16, 1948 June 22, 2019
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Durham: Berry Burns, 70, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the V.A. Hospital in Durham. He was born in Durham, the son of the late Claude Lewis Burns and Margueritte Hawes Burns. In addition to his parents, Mr. Burns was also predeceased by his brother, Gale Lewis Burns; and wives, Teresa Hummer Burns, Lynn Jones Burns.

Mr. Burns was very handy and could fix nearly anything. He enjoyed helping others, playing golf and scuba diving. Mr. Burns was a U.S. Air Force veteran who jumped from helicopters to help retrieve satellites during his years of service.

Mr. Burns is survived by his sister, Belita Helms and husband Larry; step-son, Jimmy Jones; step-daughter, Carol Boothe; step-grandchildren, Kirsten Hawley, Justin Hawley; nephews, Chad Helms, Trevor Helms and wife Rachel; great-nephew, Sidney Helms; and great-nieces, Shae Helms, Charlotte Helms.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 28th at Clements Funeral Home in Durham. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 29 at Clements Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, PO Box 98018, Washington DC 20090-8018.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to

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6:00 PM 6/28/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6/28/2019 8:00:00 PM
Clements Funeral Home

1105 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705

Clements Funeral Home
1105 Broad St. Durham 27705 NC
United States

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11:00 AM 6/29/2019 11:00:00 AM
Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham
1105 Broad Street Durham 27705 NC
United States

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Woodlawn Memorial Park Final Resting Place

2107 Liberty St.
Durham, NC 27703

2107 Liberty St. Durham 27703 NC
United States

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