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Margaret Lee Collum

Published 4:04pm Sunday, March 16, 2014

Margaret Lee Collum

March 4, 2014

Margaret Lee Collum Burleson, 89, Russellville, passed away on Tuesday, Mar. 4, 2014 at Russellville Health Care.

She was born to Easter Brown Collum and James Bascom “J.B.” Collum on Jan. 26, 1925. She spent her youth in Decatur, Falkville, and Lacon. She was married to her husband, Donald E. Burleson, on Aug. 31, 1943 and they spent over 65 years together. She lived most of her adult life in Russellville, where she was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Russellville.

She was preceded in death by husband, Donald Burleson; infant daughter, Sarah Amanda Burleson; son, Anthony E. Burleson; son-in-law, R.C. King; parents, James Bascom and Easter Collum; siblings, James Collum, Mary Alice Collum and Ruth Collum Tanner.

She is survived by her daughters, Donna Lee King, Carole Sue Britton and husband, Gene, Andrea Palmer and husband, Jerry; son, James Monte Burleson; and sister, Jean Collum Minter. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Heather King Clowers, Holly King Watkins, Julie King Hulsey, Aaron Burleson, Jennifer Burleson Mitchell, Bonnie Britton McKinney, Adam Britton, Jamie Britton, Zeke Britton, Laura Kim Burleson Howell, Daniel Burleson; and sixteen great-grandchildren.

The visitation was Friday, Mar. 7, 2014 at Spry Memorial Chapel, Russellville.  The graveside service followed at Hartselle City Cemetery. Officiating at the service was Gene Britton.

The pallbearers were grandsons and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to all the staff of Russellville Health Care and our special caregiver, Faye Baker, for all the love and care shown towards our mother.

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