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Dennis Wells Burrus
Jan 23, 1931 - Dec 27, 2009

Amarillo Globe News
Dec. 29, 2001

ERICK, Okla. - Dennis Wells Burrus, 70, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001, in Sayre.


Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Fatheree-Albert Funeral Home Chapel with John Rodgers officiating.

Burial will be in Erick Cemetery.

Mr. Burrus was born Jan. 23, 1931, in Randall County, Texas. He served as chief of police in Erick for several years.


Survivors include his wife, Nina; two stepchildren, Ivalene Smith of Erick and James Archer of Denver; a brother, Ray Burrus of Lipscomb, Texas; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
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Elk City Daily News
Friday, December 28, 2009, Page 2

Services for Dennis Wills Burrus will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, at Fatheree-Albert Chapel, officiated by John Rodgers

Burial will be at Erick Cemetery under the direction of Fatheree-Albert Funeral Home.

Dennis Wells Burrus was born January 23, 1931 in Randall County, Texas to Ruby Virginia and Harley Wells Burrus and died Thursday, at Sayre Memorial Hospital in Sayre, at the age of 70.

Dennis grew up and attended school in Canyon, Texas. He graduated from High School in 1948. He entered the United States Air Force in September of 1951, serving his country for the next four years. He farmed and ranched in the Canyon, Texas area where he also broke horses.

He was married to Nina Bell (Barnard) at Wheeler, Texas on January 23, 1982. Dennis was the Chief of Police in Erick for several years. He was a member of First Baptist Church and American Legion Post #113.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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