In Memory of Raymond Burns

burns-raymond-memBorn Jan. 16, 1916, in Kemptown, he was a son of the late Harvey and Ida Cutsail Burns. Mr. Burns attended Kemptown School and farmed in that area for many years. He later worked with Fairchild and Chestnut Farms Dairy. He also owned his own business later in life and mowed lawns in New Market and had also worked in tree removal and the wood business.

Mr. Burns was well-known at area auctions and public sales and enjoyed antiquing for clocks and radios, which he repaired and sold.

He is survived by six children, Stanley “Gene” Burns, and wife, Becky, of Frederick, William E. Burns and Mary Ellen, of Charles Town, W.Va., Mary Susie May and John, Pat Alexander and friend, Dave, May L. Burns and friend, Petie, and Linda Kuykendall, and husband, Glen, all of Frederick; 10 grandchildren, Karen Sexton, Dianna Moxley, Kimberly Krenzler, Jason Kuykendall, Josh Kuykendall, Kelly Burns, Tina Walter Carter, Dawn Duncan, Randall E. Burns and Michael David Burns; 16 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of close friends in New Market.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Alton Lee Duncan; and one sister, Mildred Frye Butts.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 21, at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 22, from the Etchison Memorial Chapel of the funeral home. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.

Those desiring may send memorial donations to the Patty Pollatos Fund Inc., c/o Debbie Williams, 11102 Eagletrace Drive, New Market, MD 21774-6704.

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