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Graveside Service

Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
Wednesday July 13th, 2022

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Paul Allen Burnette

Paul Allen Burnette, 74, of Old Fort, North Carolina, passed away Saturday, July 09, 2022 at the Charles George VA Medical Center.


A native of McDowell County, he was born August 13, 1947 to the late Paul Thomas and Evelyn Stroud Burnette.


He was preceded in death by his parents, a wife Sherry Hendley Burnette; a sister, Katheryn “Dib”.


Mr. Burnette was a very proud Vietnam Veteran, and proudly served in U.S. Army, and National Guard. His love for handling heavy machinery and farming equipment was unsurpassed.


He is survived by Step Daughter Nova Effler (Robbie); granddaughter Erika “Punkin” Effler, who was the light of his life; sister Jean Gibbs (Larry) and three nieces, one nephew and many cousins.


A graveside service will be held on Wednesday July 13, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery with the Reverend Drew Dalton officiating. Interment will follow with military honors.


The family requests that no flowers be sent and that memorials be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at woundedwarriorproject.org.

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A candle was lit in memory of Paul Burnette

Bert Alexander Aug 20 2022 10:55 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul Burnette

Nancy Greeme Jul 17 2022 9:55 AM

Ill miss my friend"Al"He was known as "Baby Hughy'ON THE cb WHEN HE AND i DROVE LONG DISTANCE FOR sOUTHERN dEVICES."rip"al

Robert loftis Jul 13 2022 9:34 PM

Al and I served in the NC National Guard together. He was a good friend. Al was a down to earth guy who was well liked by all who knew him. He served his country in war and in peace. I’m proud to call him friend. He will be missed 🙏. Due to a recent surgical procedure, I will be unable to attend the funeral. My thoughts and prayers are extended to his family and friends. Donald Carroll

Donald Carroll Jul 13 2022 8:05 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul Burnette

Mike & Patty Murphy Jul 12 2022 10:02 PM

My family was very sorry to hear of Al's passing.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Blessings to you.

Marian Ennis Boyd Jul 12 2022 8:22 PM

Prayers for you all. We are here if you guys need anything.

Aleshia Sigmon Jul 12 2022 7:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul Burnette

Glenn & Fran Laney Jul 12 2022 7:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul Burnette

Pody Oates Jul 12 2022 6:35 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul Burnette

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