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Pastor Ralph O. Burns

d. January 5, 2011

Pastor Ralph O. Burns

BURNS, RALPH O., 90 of Sebring, FL died Wednesday, January 5, 2011. Pastor Burns was born in Las Animas, CO, son of the late Harrison Arvin and Elsie Bell (Orth) Burns.
Pastor Burns entered the ministry in 1942, after graduation from college. He pastured churches in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. While pastoring he served the state councils of the last three states fellowships. Positions of leadership included treasurer, secretary and chairman. Pastor Burns has been associated with the Fellowship of Baptists for Home Missions since 1963 and served on the council and executive committee of the mission, which is an approved agency of the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches. He has authored two small books, one regarding his tours of the Holy Land , and the second, Basic Bible Truths for New Converts. A faithful member of Southside Baptist Church and former assistant pastor also serving as visitation pastor. Ralph was associated with Publix in Southgate Shopping Center for several years and enjoyed assisting people with their groceries. Ralph leaves behind, his devoted wife, Dorothy and daughters, Sharon Ross, Sarasota, FL and Cherith Simmer, Pittsburgh, PA; son, Dennis Burns, Detroit, MI; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Visitation 3-5 pm, Friday at Morris Funeral Chapel and 1-2 pm, Saturday at Southside Baptist Church with services to follow at 2:00 pm. Private family burial at Lakeview Memorial Gardens. Memorials are requested to Southside Baptist Church, or Maranatha Manor or Hope Hospice, envelopes will be available.

Condolences or Life Stories may be expressed in his Guestbook. Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, Fl.

Visitation and Services

Visitation 3-5 pm, Friday
at Morris Funeral Chapel
Visitation 1-2 pm, Saturday
at Southside Baptist Church
Memorial Services 2 pm
at Southside Baptist Church
Private family burial
at Lakeview Memorial Gardens

Survived By

Dorothy Burns, Wife
Sharon Ross, Daughter
Cherith Simmer, Daughter
Dennis Burns, Son
nine grandchildren
four great grandchildren

Preceded In Death By

Harrison Arvin Burns, Father
Elsie Bell (Orth) Burns, Mother


Place of Birth: Las Animas, CO.
Place of Death: Sebring, FL
Date Of Death: January 5, 2010
Organization: Southside Baptist Church

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