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Thomas Burton Jr.

CLOVER -- Thomas Jackson Burton, Jr., 81 of 105 Hopper St., Clover, SC died Sunday, November 25, 2007 at home.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, at Faith Baptist Church, with the Rev. Tommy Hope officiating. Interment will be in Lakeview Memory Gardens with Masonic Rites.

Mr. Burton was born Oct. 13, 1926 in York County, S.C., to the late Thomas J. Burton Sr. and Annie Elizabeth Timmons. He was a 1945 graduate of Clover High School, a WWII and U.S. Army veteran and a member of Faith Baptist Church. He was retired as a truck driver after 35 years then worked for York County Convenience Center.

Survivors are his wife of 55 years, Lena Lois Jenkins Burton of the home; daughters, Kathy B. Christenbury and Becky Rich of Clover, S.C., and Estelle Shook (Joe) of Spring, Texas; sons, Bobby K. Burton, Jody B. Burton (Dora) and Lawson "Buddy" J. Burton (Debbie), all of Clover, S.C; grandchildren, Tommy Christenbury (Anita), A.J. Burton, Jonathan Burton and Dara Burton, Cody Milwood, Ginger M. Burton, Ashley B. Smith (Jason), Brian L. Burton, (Tabitha), Micheal Rich and Patrick Rich, all of Clover, S.C.; Troy Christenbury (Kelly) of Gastonia, N.C.; Matthew Burton (April) and Mary-Elizabeth Burton, both of Lake Wylie, S.C.; great-grandchildren, Eli, Gracee and Trent Burton, Zachary and Landon Christenbury; brothers, Ira Burton (Ruby) and Arthur Burton (Judy), both of York, S.C.; and sister, Cornelia Penley (Gilbert) of Gastonia, N.C.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at M. L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home and other times at the home, 105 Hopper St., Clover, S.C. Memorials may be made to Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 993, Rock Hill, SC 29731 or Faith Baptist Church, 825 N. Main St., Clover, SC 29710.

M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, Clover, S.C., is serving the family of Mr. Burton.