DURHAM - Lynton Arrington Burchette, 78, a resident of Rose Manor Health Care, died Thursday, June 18, 2009 at Durham Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 24) at Williford Funeral Home chapel, Fuquay-Varina. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church cemetery.

Born and raised in the Needmoore area of Fuquay-Varina, he was the son of the late Alvis Lee and Mattie Jones Burchette.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, William Lee Burchette, Clarence Burchette, Violet F. Hillard, Kate E. MerKerson and Pansy Weaver.

Surviving: children, Lynton Burchette (Kathy) of Sanford, Dennis Burchette (Diane) of Franklinton, Keith Burchette (Patricia) of Mountain City, Tenn., Deborah Williamson (Steve) of Princeton and Kimberly Bass of Nashville; brother, Zeb T. Burchette of Torrence, Calif.; and sister, Jeanette Flynn of Norfolk, Va.; and nine grandchildren.

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