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Fred Erwin Burns, 78, of Plainville, GA died Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Redmond Regional Medical Center. He was born in Gordon County on March 10, 1940, son of the late Carlis and Odie Mae Cronan Burns. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Cecil Burns, Gene Burns, Richard Burns, and Ruby Cudd; and a grandchild, Crystal Mae Morgan.
Fred was retired from Springs Industries. He was a member of Haven of Rest Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mary Lou Goforth Burns; his son and daughter-in-law, Wendell and Debora Burns; his daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and David Sheriff, and Deborah and Jeremy Jones; brothers and sister-in-law, W.C. Burns, and Tony and Lisa Burns; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Doug Marvel; grandchildren, Cliff (Megan) Morgan, Terry (Ashley) Burns, and Monica (Robert) Vaughn; great-grandchildren, Kaiya and Tanner Morgan, and Kaleb and Corbin Vaughn; and God-daughter, Sheila (Billy) Wiseman.
Services to honor the life of Fred Erwin Burns will be held Wednesday, November 7th at 1:00 PM from Haven of Rest Baptist Church, with Rev. Jason Fuller officiating. His body will lie in state at the church on Wednesday, from 11:00 AM until the service hour. Music will be arranged by Ronnie Langley and Zach Fuller. Burial will follow in Gordon Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers are Tony Temple, Cliff Morgan, Mike Hall, Billy Burns, Chandler Burns, and Robert Burns. Honorary pallbearers are Jeremy Jones and Andy Lambert.
The family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday, November 6th from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM.
The family requests flowers be omitted, and memorial contributions be made to Haven of Rest Baptist Church, 259 David Lake Road NW, Calhoun, GA 30701.
Condolences may be left at www.maxbrannonandsons.com. Funeral arrangements for Fred Erwin Burns are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.