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Alpha L. Burke

March 18, 1924 ~ November 15, 2020 (age 96)


Alpha Lydia Burke, age 96, went to her heavenly home Sunday, November 15, 2020.  She was a member of Briar Creek Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her parents, James Harrison Burke & Bobbie Givens Burke; brothers, Ernest Burke, JH Burke & Jimmy Burke; sisters, Mae Moles, Martha Ferguson, Mildred Brewer, Tena Lamb, Ova Turner & Dorothy Ferguson; nephews, James Moles, Dayton Moles, Thomas Ferguson, Michael Ferguson & Keith Burke and nieces, Linda Ferguson


She is survived by;

Nieces; Lois Greene, Gail Dean, Joyce Brown, Cathy Johnson, Ernestine Webber & Marcella Shockley

Nephews; LC Ferguson, JB Brewer, Danny Lamb, Jesse Turner, Kenneth Turner, James Ferguson, Kyle Ferguson, Maynard Burke & Laymon Burke

Several great nieces and nephews

A host of other family and friends


The family would like to thank all the people who helped Alpha at home during her years of declining health; Hancock County Home Health Agency nursing staff and CNA caregivers, Dr. John Short, and Lisa Trent FNP at Sneedville Medical Center


Graveside services will be held at 2 P.M. on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at the Burke Cemetery

Rev. Tommy Seals officiating

Visitation will be held from 10 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at the McNeil Funeral Home


Online condolences can be made at


McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville in charge of arrangements

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November 18, 2020

10:00 AM to 1:30 PM
McNeil Funeral Home
124 Church St. P.O. Box 127
Sneedville, TN 37869

Graveside Service
November 18, 2020

2:00 PM
Harrison Burke Cemetery

Sneedville, TN 37869

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