Ellen Edwards Burnham

Ellen Edwards Burnham, age 84, widow of Robert Adams Burnham, passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2012.
Born in Yancey County, North Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Wesley C. and Ora Ann Gibbs Edwards. Mrs. Burnham was a graduate of Appalachian State University and Furman University and was retired from the Greenville County School System after 30 years as a teacher. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Simpsonville where she taught Children’s Sunday School for many years and was a member of the Annie Raine Circle.

Mrs. Burnham is survived by three daughters, Mary Ann McMakin and husband Steve, Elizabeth Lightbody and husband Doug, and Frieda Younts and husband David; a son, Robert A. “Bob” Burnham and wife Pam; a sister, Hope E. Johnson; eleven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister-in-law, Alfrieda Burnham.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Cedardale Cemetery in Mullins, SC. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at Cannon Funeral Home Fountain Inn, 1150 North Main St Fountain Inn.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Simpsonville First Baptist Church, 3 Hedge Street, Simpsonville, SC 29681.

The family would like to express their deep felt gratitude to The Springs staff for their loving care.

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