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Official Obituary of

William "Bill" Ray Burns

August 23, 1941 ~ September 18, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

William "Bill" Burns Obituary

William “Bill” Ray Burns, 82, of Choctaw passed away September 18, 2023 surrounded by his family. Mr. Bill as he was known at Clinton Highschool, 16-year retiree, loved wood crafts and spending time with family and friends. He helped everyone he could and always had a joke to tell. He will be missed by so many.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 54 years, Alice Burns; daughters, Lynn Mathis, Michelle Freeman (Thomas), Sharon Bufford (Dennis), Carla Nunn, Kim Howard (Joe); Ten grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; siblings, Jerry Burns (Mary), Helen Blount (Lavelle).

William is preceded in death by his parents, Lucy and Wayne Burns; sister, Beverly Johnson; brother-in-law, Bill Johnson; daughter, Tracy Leach; son in law, Roy Nunn.

We would like to extend a special thank you to Ozark Health Nursing and Rehab, Lance Brown, Arkansas Hospice nurses and aide, RN Courtney, CNA Barbara, CNA Cathy, and SW Trella.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Arkansas Hospice by calling 501-748-3333; Make your check payable to Arkansas Hospice Foundation and mail to: Arkansas Hospice Foundation 14 Parkstone Circle North Little Rock, AR 72116; or donate through their website at

Together forever BLACK MTS.

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