In loving memory


Saturday, July 24, 2021, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at R. W. Owens Funeral Chapel, 200 S Santa Fe, Wolfe City, Texas 75496

Funeral Service

Sunday, July 25, 2021, 3:00 pm at First Baptist Church, 103 S Preston, Wolfe City, Texas 75496


Wilson Chapel Cemetery, County Road 154, Kaufman, Texas

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Nan Burns, 94, passed away July 21, 2021 at Legend Healthcare and Rehab in Greenville.  Her funeral service will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 25, 2021 at the First Baptist Church in Wolfe City.  Burial will follow at Wilson Chapel Cemetery in Kaufman.  Visitation will be Saturday evening, July 24, 2021 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.  at Owens Funeral Home.

She was born October 15, 1926 in Stamford, Texas to James Thomas and Eunice Virgie Darden Pannell. On May 15, 1944 she married William Howard Burns and together they raised three sons.

Nan graduated from high school in Haskell, Texas.  She was a volunteer nurse at Nathaniel Hawthorne Elementary in Dallas.  She was very active in the women’s group at First Baptist along with activities including vacation Bible school and she was a fulltime grandmother.

She is survived by two sons Don Burns and wife Michelle of Wolfe City and Billy Burns and wife Carolyn of Terrell.  Daughter by marriage, Sandra Alderman Burns; grandchildren Wendi, Stephanie and husband Kyle, Angela and husband Ken, Melanie and husband Eric, Wesley and wife Wendy, Dustin, Adrian and wife Leah, and Breana. Great-grandchildren, Haylee, Harlee, Peyton, Piper, Trinity, Cameron, Madeline, Clayton, Elizabeth and Lucas.  Great-grandson Kaiden and numerous nephews and nieces.

Nan was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and son, Kenneth.

Pallbearers will be Wesley Burns, Dustin Burns, Kyle Parks, Eric Williams, Adrian Pena, Ken Holubar, and alternate pallbearer Henry Cox.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Bobby Dale Williams, Larry Alderman, Randy Smalley and Danny Smalley.