Thursday, December 5, 2013

Douglas Burton

Douglas Burton, 58, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2013, at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. Visitation will be at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi, on Monday, December 9, 2013, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William Bouchillon and Rev. Mike Dowd officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Douglas was born May 22, 1955, to Marie Hodges Burton and the late James Alton Burton. He was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and he had worked at Taylor Machine Works as a foreman for 19 years.

Mr. Burton is survived by his wife, Shelia Burton of McCool, Mississippi; his mother, Marie Burton of Eupora ; his daughter, Stephanie Hemphill and husband, Bumper, of Louisville, Mississippi; and his sons, Michael Burton and Bobby Joe Burton and wife, Kim, all of McCool. Douglas is also survived by five sisters: Julie Burton, Darlene Jones (Dexter), Debra Medders, Linda Dempsey (Randy), and Joyce May; as well as, three brothers, Russell Burton (Diane), Roy Burton, and David Burton. He has five grandchildren: Katelyn Hemphill, Dalton Hemphill, Carrington Burton, Isabella Burton, and Kailyn Burton. He was preceded in death by his father.

Pallbearers are Robby Dempsey, Tony Dempsey, Randy Woolington, Bennie Sanders, William “Son” Vowell, and Todd Turnipseed. Serving as honorary pallbearer will be Neal Griffith and Brady Griffith. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to a special account at Regions Bank which was established for family expenses.

Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at