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John Olan “Johnny Blaze” Burr, Sr.: Chadbourn

1976 – 2014

    John Olan “Johnny Blaze” Burr, Sr., of Chadbourn died Saturday, Jan. 21 at his home. He was 40.
    Born Oct. 5, 1976 in Camden, he was the son of William B. Burr of Blackshear, Georgia and Grace Camille Burney of Whiteville.
    In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Debra Cartrette Burr of the home; three sons, Justin Cade Hinson, John Olan Burr, Jr., Ethan Burr, all of the home; four brothers, Matthew Burney of Whiteville, Marshall Vann Griffin of Whiteville, Dan “Buddy” Griffin of Indiana, Jeremy Griffin of Whiteville; three sisters, Janelle B. Tanner of Winnsboro, Victoria “Tori” Burr of Aiken, Nancy Griffin of Whiteville; grandparents, Gethro and Grace Batten Burney of Whiteville.
    He was predeceased by grandparents, William J. and Elsie Williams Burr.
    Visitation was planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 in Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City.
    Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 in the Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following in McPherson Cemetery, Chadbourn.
    A guest register is available here.

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