Donnie Mae Burnett

Published 11:00 am Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Donnie Mae Burnett, age 85, of Rock Springs Road in Mill Spring went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 at Hospice House of Rutherford County. Surrounded by family and friends, she was a mother and grandmother who was loved and will be missed dearly.
She was a charter member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Polk County. She retired from Broyhill Furniture and was known for her talent of making baby quilts. She was the widow of the late Bill Burnett and daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bailey of Rutherfordton, N.C.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lonnie and Lloyd Bailey, and a sister, Dorothy Lee Bailey, all of Rutherfordton.
She is survived by three daughters, Denise Burnett of the home, Doris Nelon of Rutherfordton and Debbie Lawter of Bat Cave, N.C.; one son, Kenneth Burnett and wife Trina of Mill Spring; five grandchildren,  Brandon Nelon of Rutherfordton, Billy and Bobby Burnett of Mill Spring and Danielle and Seth Lawter of Bat Cave; two sisters, Marthell Moore of Rutherfordton and Sue McCoyle of Mill Spring; four brothers, Leland Bailey of Rutherfordton, Alvin Bailey of Rutherfordton, Isadore Bailey of Rutherfordton and Leonard Bailey of Mill Spring.
She is also survived by two special caregivers, Viney Elder of Columbus and Doris Selby of Green Creek. A special thanks from the entire family to Dr. Romzick and the Hospice Staff of Rutherford County.
Funeral services will be at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Polk County at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30, with Rev. Todd Lawter and Rev. Warren Elliott officiating. Interment will be at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Mill Spring.
The family will be at the home of Doris and Brandon Nelon, 1090 Rock Springs Church Road in Rutherfordton.
McMahan’s Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements. A guest register is available at

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