CLEVELAND – Ralph Grant Burton, 53, died Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at his residence following an extended illness.
Born on October 10, 1955, in Habersham County, he was the son of the late Paul and Ruby Martin Burton. He worked for Cleveland Builders Supply and was of the Baptist denomination. Mr. Burton was preceded in death by a son, William Burton; grandson, Gage Burton; and sister, Mary Burton.
Survivors include his wife, Gail Burton, Cleveland; daughters and son-in-law, Teresa Price, Cleveland, Ruby and Larry Evans, Dahlonega; son, Billy Burton, Cleveland; brothers, Phillip Burton and Jimmy Burton, both of Murrayville, Frankie Burton, South Carolina, and Billy Burton, Gainesville; sisters, Cathy Burton, Baldwin, Martha Parker, Gainesville; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 14, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Barrett Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, March 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m.
Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland, is in charge of arrangements.