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Charles M. Burns Sr.

Published 12:00am Friday, June 7, 2013

Jan. 7, 1922 – June 4, 2013

NATCHEZ — Services for Charles Maxwell Burns Sr., 91, of Natchez, who died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, will be at 11 a.m. today at Laird Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow at the Natchez City Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

Mr. Burns was born Jan. 7, 1922, in Adams County, the seventh child and third son of Robert Emmett Burns and Lena Stier Burns.

He was a graduate of Cathedral High School where he participated in football and basketball. He then proudly served his county as a member of the U.S. Navy during World War II, participating in a number of invasions including the D-Day invasion at Normandy Beach.

Mr. Burns was the owner and operator of Burns Moving and Storage and Burns Warehouse Distributors. He attended St. Mary Basilica and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Burns’ passion was working and caring for others. He felt a sincere and loving responsibility for his family and friends and was always there for them.

Mr. Burns was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Doris H. Burns; two brothers, Robert and Conner Burns; and six sisters, Kathleen Dickey, Louise Aubic, Elsie Burns, Anna Robson, Martha Brown and Nell Phillips.

Survivors include one sister, Leona Burns Carter; one son, Max Burns and wife, Julia, all of Natchez; one daughter, Elsie Burns Sielen and husband, George, of Hideaway, Texas; and three grandchildren, Katy Sielen, Lauren Burns Jackson and Allyson Burns Elliott.

Pallbearers will be Jack Aubic, Conner Robson, Tony Byrne, Conner Burns Jr., Steve Phillips and Johnny Robson.

The family expresses a special thank you to Monique Johnson for the care and support that she provided during the last year. Also thank you to Kim Sims, Shonte Dunmore, Tamathy Banks and Breanna Watkins.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

Online condolences may be sent to www.lairdfh.com.