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December 17, 2010

RALPH BURKS Ralph Robert "Sonny" Burks, 66, of 432 E. Gray Street, died, Friday, December 17, 2010 a t Lewis Gale Alleghany Regional Hospital in Low Moor. He was April 2, 1944 in Covington, a son of the late Ralph and Viola Bradshaw Burks. Mr. Burks retired in 2006 from MeadWestvao as an operator in the Power House. He was a member of Pine Street Baptist Church where was a vice chairman of Deacon Board and he was a member of the Mens Fellowship Group In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Viola Raphalene Green. Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Eleanora of Covington; a daughter, Christana Baker of Chesapeake ;one niece, Kimberly Green of Hampton; one granddaughter, Catori Griffin of Chesapeake; a sister in law and borhter in law, Doris and James Whitehead of Chesapeake and many special cousin, relatives and friends. The interment will follow in Alleghany Memorial Park. . Memorial Information The family suggests that memorials in Mr. name may be made to the Rev. Henry A. and Susie Townes Memorial Scholarship Fund, in Care of Pine Street Baptist Church.
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