Pfc. John Brient Burleson
Pfc. John B. Burleson buried here Sunday
Funeral services for Pfc. John Brient
Burleson, 25, son of the late John R. Burleson, Jr. and Mrs. Myrtle Burleson,
were held Sunday afternoon at
Survivors include his mother, one brother, Robert T., his
grandmother, Mrs. T.A. Nelson of
John died of wounds received in action on
Pallbearers were Alfred Mason, Jr., Charles Greenwood,
James Witt, Hugh McMurray, J.R. Lewis, Ross White, Ernest Houser of
Sweetwater and Jack Peace. The firing squad was composed of Ben Frank Sands,
C.S. Sands, Dock Akins, George Sharpe and Carl Robinson, with Malcolm Henry in
charge. Taps was blown by a T.M.I, student. The military escort who came with
the body from
Flower girls were members of Mrs. Burleson’s Sunday School Class.
Among those from out of town who attended the funeral were
Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Burleson, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. T.O.
Burleson, Mrs. Jim Ferguson, Mr. and Mrs. N.E. Burleson, Jr., Miss Carrie
Margaret Burleson, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Rudder, Mr. Kenneth Rudder, Mr. and
Mrs. John Burleson, Mr. Tom Burleson, Mr. Arrie
Burleson, Rev. and Mrs. C.S. McCoy, Miss DeLois
Hicks, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Berry, Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Burleson, Mr. and Mrs.
Eugene Tallent, Bill Brakebill and Miss Nancy Jon
Sloan all of Knoxville, Mrs. T. A. Nelson, Mrs. Earl Mills, Mr. and Mrs.
Raymond Laudermilk, Rev. And Mrs. Tillery, Mr. and Mrs. Rich Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Band Reed,
Philadelphia, Mr. and Mrs. Venas Brown, Mrs. Reed
Humphreys and Mrs. Clara Humphreys Moles, Tellico Plains, Mr. Ernest Houser,
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Sands and Mr. and Mrs. Anderson Godsey, Sweetwater, Mrs.
Frances Morgan Boyd, Oak Ridge, Mrs. Charles Seaton, Miss Wilda
Seaton and Albert Griffith, Maryville. Mr. and Mrs. C.S. Brown, Etowah, Miss
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