Roy Grady Burrus

(27/06/1896 - 20/11/1956)

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Born: 27/06/1896 at Rockford, Surry County, NC Certified Father: Henry Columbus Burrus (17/12/1855 - 04/04/1941)
Died: 20/11/1956 of Unknown Certified Mother: Blanche Young (wife 2 of Uncle Lum)
Children: Siblings: Reuben Burrus (s. Uncle Lum)
Elma Burrus (d. of Uncle Lum) (05/12/1886 - 24/08/1945)
(Lum) Samuel Brainard Burrus (08/01/1894 - 13/09/1970)
(Lum) Roy Grady Burrus (27/06/1896 - 20/11/1956)
(Lum) Henry Clay Burrus (14/12/1898 - 22/05/1899)
(Lum)Flora Eliza Burrus (Kennedy) (16/02/1902 - 23/09/1991)

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Wife: Lillie Vernon; Children: two daughters: Mrs. B. H. Glymph of Charlotte, NC, and Mrs. E. A. Pinkin of Mooresboro, NC; two sons: Dr. Roy G. Burrus, Jr., of Shelby, NC, and Dr. James H. Burrus, of Shelby, NC. His position in Cleveland County included serving as county commissioner, owner of the cotton gin on Grog Creek, and president of C and S Construction Company of Shelby. He was instrumental in bringing electricity to Boiling Springs and Cliffside. A large landowner, he formerly owned about 500 acres of farm land in No. 2 and 7 townships. He was a Mason and Shriner, and a member of Lodge 388. He was master of the Lodge for 12 years. For many years, he was mayor of Mooresboro, and a former member of the school and hospital board; and precinct chairman of the Democratic party for many years. He was a member of the Sandy Run Baptist Church where he served as treasurer of the building committee when the new church was erected.


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