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Margaret Tyree Burks
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Obituary for Margaret Tyree Burks

Margaret Elizabeth Tyree Burks (“Dinia”), 83 of Amherst passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016 in Lynchburg. She was the widow of Charles Russell Burks, Sr.

Born in Nelson County, March 7, 1933, Mrs. Burks was the daughter of the late Bennie and Doris Tyree. She was a homemaker and attended Mineral Springs Baptist Church. She is loved by her family very much and will be greatly missed by all.

Dinia is survived by three daughters: Wilma Burks of Amherst, Pat Mays and husband Buck of Amherst and Phyllis McCormick of Gladstone; one son, Charles R. Burks, Jr. and wife Jill of Amherst; five grandchildren: Kevin Mays, Cory Burks, Layne Burks, Stephanie Hansen and Melissa Ellis; six great-grandchildren: Hailey Hansen, Hunter (Drake) Hansen, Mason Hansen, Sydney Ellis, Jacie Ellis and Addisyn Ellis: and one great-great-grandson, Ryder Lawhorne. She is also survived by two sisters: Ruth “Rat” Staton and Mary Worley and one brother, Bennie Tyree all of Gladstone.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Robert “Chubby” Tyree and William “Kingaboy” Tyree.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday November 30, 2016 at Driskill Funeral Chapel, Amherst. Interment will follow in Amherst Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm, Tuesday at the funeral home.

Driskill Funeral Chapel, Amherst is in charge of arrangements.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Driskill Chapel

201 Grandview Drive
P.O. Box 665
Amherst, Virginia 24521





11:00 AM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Driskill Chapel

201 Grandview Drive
P.O. Box 665
Amherst, Virginia 24521

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Amherst Cemetery

Grandview Drive
Amherst, VA 24521


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