Marie E. Burress, 82, of Kennett, formerly of Caruthersville, Mo., died Saturday, October 4, 2008, at Heritage Nursing Center in Kennett.
Born Dec. 11, 1925, in Caruthersville, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary Gary Kurtz.
On Dec. 24, 1946, in Caruthersville, she married James Dodd Burress, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her children, Carolyn Lee Niles, Sherion Diaz and Stephen Randall Burress; four brothers and four sisters.
Survivors include her grandchildren, Anna Flippo, of Kennett, Stephanie Bullock, of Jackson, Tenn., and Arnie Diaz and Erica Armstrong, both of Kansas City, Mo.; a son-in-law, Arnold Diaz, of Corpus Christi, Texas, and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the H.S. Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Caruthersville with Pastor Kenny Lee officiating.
Burial was in the Little Prairie Cemetery at Caruthersville.
Pallbearers were Ricky Flippo, Eli Johnson and Ralph Adkins.