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Burnice Black

FARMINGTON – Burnice Black of Farmington passed away on December 24, 2005 at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center at the age of 91 years. He was born on March 12, 1914 in Ellington, MO the son of the late Elmer and Ella (Chitwood) Black. He was also preceded in death by his wife Goldie (Bowers) Black, five brothers, Charlie, Ernie, Lester, Tommy and Virgil, one sister, Blanche Caviecy, one daughter, Wanda Ray and one grandson, Ronald Bays.

Mr. Black drove a truck for Jennings Lumber Company and the city of Farmington. He was an avid fisherman and went as often as he could, and always turned the fish loose. He enjoyed hunting as well.

He is survived by two sons, Billy Gene, Oklahoma, Gerald Black, Farmington, one daughter, Janet (Charles) Bays, Doe Run, one sister, Imo Ridenhour, Springfield, MO, ten grandchildren, and numerous great, great, grandchildren. He is also survived by his friends at Ryan’s Restaurant, as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Friends may call at the Cozean Memorial Chapel after 4:30 on Wednesday, December 28, 2005. Visitation will resume on Thursday at 7:30 a.m. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. at the Cozean Memorial Chapel with Rev. James Lacey officiating. Burial will follow at the Hillview Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society. Visit for obituary and online condolences.

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