Maxine Conner Burris

Published 8:58 am Monday, May 28, 2012

Maxine Conner Burris, 82, of Columbus died Thursday, May 24, 2012 in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, Spartanburg, S.C.
A native of Polk County, she was the daughter of the late James Franklin Conner and Nannie Justice Conner. She was first married to Tommy Thompson of Tryon, who died in 1993, then married Herbert Paul Hudgins of Columbus, who died in 1984, and later married Grant Burris of Newport News, Va. She had been a previous member of Tryon First Baptist Church and was currently a member of Midway Baptist Church. She was a caregiver for a number of years.
Surviving is one son, Glenn Thompson (Pat) of Tryon; two daughters, Belinda T. Yarbrough (Jesse) of Columbus and Patricia T. Case (Leon) of Tryon; two sisters, Hazel Jolley of Bessemer City, N.C. and Velma Bradley (Wade) of Columbus. Also surviving are five granddaughters, Jennifer Thompson, Shelley White, Amanda McDaniel, Leah Morrison and Bridgette Levi, and seven great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 26 in Jones Cemetery (Houston Road), Columbus, with Dr. Jesse T. Yarbrough officiating.
Memorials may be made to Steps to Hope, P.O. Box 518, Columbus, N.C. 28722.
An online guest register is available at
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

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