MOUNT AIRY — Emma Frances Brooks Burhenn, 77, of Mount Airy and formerly of Covington, Va., passed away Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at the Northern Hospital of Surry County in Mount Airy. She was born March 2, 1935, in Union, W.Va., a daughter of the late Frank and Agnes Honaker Brooks. In a addition to her parents, Frances was preceded in death by an infant son, David Wayne Burhenn; and one sister, Lucille Markham. Frances was a loving mother and grandmother and she very well know for baking her beautiful birthday cakes as well as wedding cakes. Surviving are her husband of 58 years, William Burhenn Jr. of Mount Airy; one daughter, Theresa Boone and her husband Danny of Covington; two sons, William Burhenn and his wife Robin of Covington and Kelly Burhenn and his wife Vickie of Ararat, Va.; four sisters, Mary Barber and her husband Bill and Velma Craft and her husband Jimmy, all of Covington, Vivian Pendleton of Clifton Forge, Va., and Shirley Keith and her husband James of Hampton, Va.; four grandchildren, Chris Boone, Erin Boone, David Burhenn and Derek Burhenn; one stepgrandchild, Miranda Moncus; one stepgreat-grandchild, Carter Moncus; and a number of nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in the Arritt Funeral Home Chapel, Covington. Active pallbearers will be Chris Boone, David Burhenn, Derek Burhenn, Michael Weade, Jimmy Craft, Steven Pendleton, Joe Markham and Steve Moncus. The family will receive their friends Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Arritt Funeral Home. The online gust book is available at arrittfuneralhome.com.
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