Ethel Jane Tally Burns, 80, of Bear Creek passed away on Monday, July 26, 2021 surrounded by her family at her home.
Mrs. Burns was born in Chatham County on October 8, 1940, the daughter of William Woodrow and Florence Laurene Phillips Tally.
Jane was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church, and loved listening to gospel music, and the singing of John Lanier. She spent her working years as an RN for UNC Memorial Hospital. Jane had a love of reading. You could often find her in the kitchen fixing food for her family, she was famous for her pound cake and banana pudding. Jane enjoyed traveling and dancing. Jane is preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Dennis Albert Tally.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Thomas L. Burns; daughter, Brenda B. Williams of Cary; son, Marvin Burns and wife Diane of Johnsonville; sister, Marie Tally Adams and husband Lloyd of Pineville, WV; grandchildren, Kelly Seagroves and husband Shane of Sanford, Christopher Timms of Greenville, SC, Walker Williams of Cary, and Zachary Burns of Johnsonville; great grandson, Grayson Seagroves; and great granddaughter, Aubrey Timms.
Ethel will Lie in Repose on Thursday, July 29, 2021 from 1:00-5:00 pm at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Ave., Siler City. The family will also receive friends in the Church Fellowship Hall on Friday, July 30, 2021 after the service. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, July 30, 2021 at Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, 17721 NC Hwy 902, Bear Creek with Rev. Darrell Garner officiating.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Burns family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com