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Obituaries – Sept. 5, 2013

Lee Edgar Lambert

WATER VALLEY—Lee Edgar Lambert, 75, died Sunday, September 1, 2013, in Yalobusha General Hospital at Water Valley.
    After his many travels, Mr. Lambert returned to Mississippi where he lived most of his life and became a known produce farmer. He was a member of Turkey Creek  Baptist Church.
    A memorial service will be held Wednesday, September 4, at ten o’clock in the morning in Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Bro. Randy Bain of First Baptist Church of Water Valley will officiate. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Survivors include three sisters, Ruby Inez Tutor of Water Valley, Shirley Mae Smith of Madison, Ala., and Mary Pauline “Polly” Cother of Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
    His parents, George W. and Annie Mae Lambert; one son, Lee Lambert, Jr.; two sisters, Evelyn Hancock Ivy and Dorothy Lambert, and two brothers, George W. Lambert, Jr., and Jerry G. Lambert, all preceded him in death.
    Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Water Valley.
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David Alan Burns

WATER VALLEY—David Alan Burns, 51, of Water Valley, died Monday, August 26, 2013.
    Born in New Orleans, La. in 1962, he was a son of the late Willie and Mary Rice Burns. David graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in journalism. He later graduated second in his class from the University of Mississippi Law School and was a practicing attorney in north Mississippi for over 20 years.
    David was currently a practicing attorney in Water Valley and had held a variety of positions in his career, including city attorney and municipal court judge. He had also been a volunteer coach in the Magnolia Youth League in Water Valley. He had an immense love of music. He recorded and wrote songs, and played in various bands from high school until the present. He attended First United Methodist Church in Water Valley.
    Survivors include his wife, Amy Thrift Burns of Water Valley; one daughter, Elise Burns of Water Valley; and two sons, Alden Burns and Jack Burns, both of Water Valley.
    No public services will be held, and the family will have a private time at a later date.

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