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Jerry Murray announced they had 60+ in attendance at their reunion at the Quartz Mountain Resort in Altus, Oklahoma in March. Everyone enjoyed being together and some met for the first time. Jerry is excited about the next reunion which will be June 3 and 4 of 2004 at the same location. For more details he can be contacted at
                                                                                                                                                                          Submitted by Oliver Webb

This year it was again held at the Meridianville Middle School just north of the Huntsville city limits on Hwy 231/431. This years attendance was down to about 45 due in part to sickness of some relatives, sickness of some in-laws, and work schedules. However, the weather was perfect and everyone enjoyed the chance to get together even for a few hours.                                                                                                                                                               Submitted by Oliver Webb



Hagan Lake Magee was born in Fort Worth, Tarrent County, Texas on February 23, 2003 at 10:23 PM; Weight - 5 Pounds 11 1/2 Ounces, 18 1/2" Long; to Christopher Allen Magee and Judith Ann Burkett Magee of Alvarado, Texas. Hagan is an eighth generation descendent of Henry Burkett, Jr. and Polly Epley Burkett through Jacob Lorenza Burkett. Judith is the daughter of Joseph W. Burkett III, DVM.


Juanelle 'Nell' Burkett Curtis passed away February 11, 2003 in Hereford, Texas, A resident of Goliad, Texas, she passed away while visiting a son, Jerry, in Hereford. Nell was a strong supporter of the Burkett family. She is survived by sons Jerry and Alton 'Burkett' Curtis, and daughters Claye and Lorrie. Graveside services were conducted February 14, 2003 at Oakview Cemetery in Mullin, Texas. (Juanelle was a 2nd great granddaughter of Henry and Polly Epley Burkett, through Jacob Burkett) From M. O. Webb; February 20, 2003.

Laura Belle Burkett Durham, aged 95 (a 2nd great granddaughter of Henry and Polly Epley Burkett, through John Burkett)
McMinnvile (TN) resident and Warren County native Laura Belle Durham died January 29, 2003 at NHC Healthcare after an extended illness.
A homemaker and member of the Church of Christ, she was the daughter of the late T.L. and Minnesota Elrod Burkett, and was preceeded in death by her husband, Jesse Murry Durham in 1957, son Jesse Mack Durham and daughter Mary Joyce Durham.
She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Harold L. and Frances Durham of Nashville, Aaron L. and Kay Durham of McMinnville and Anthony D. and Danette Durham of Knoxville; grandchildren Laura Duncan of Nashville, Brad Durham of McMinnville, Jennifer Lee Durham of Pasadena, Cal., Julie Anne Durham of Boulder, CO, David Durham of Knoxville and Amy Riley of Dallas, TX; step granddaughter Kami Smith of McMinnville; one great grandchild; and six step-great-grandchildren.
Services were held at High's Chapel with Eben Gilbert and Paul Roberts officiating. Burial was at Mt. View Cemetery.

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