Ara Lee Burns


Ara Lee (Clark) Burns, 85, of Anderson, died June 4, 2019, at Community Hospital of Anderson.
She was born Oct. 6, 1933, in Texas, the daughter of George and Lena Clark. She worked in the Madison County treasurer's office for 20 years and operated Green Apple Gifts at Mounds Mall for several years.
Ara enjoyed craft shows and flea markets and loved to shop. She was an avid reader, enjoyed being around children and attending auctions.
She is survived by her son, Bob (Brenda) Burns; grandson, Jason (Stacey) Burns; great-grandson, Quintin Burns; sister-in-law, Betty (Tom) Beaty, all of Anderson; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Phyllis Berry, Diana Scales, Tina Folsom, Kathy Mougeotte, Phil and Barbara Bruzzese.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Burns; son, Daniel Burns; and a grandson, Jeffrey Burns.
Services will be held at noon on Friday, June 7, 2019, at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service with the Rev. Phil Bruzzese officiating. Burial will follow in Anderson Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday at the funeral home.
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Published on June 5, 2019
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