JACKSON, Tenn. -- Burford McArthur, 82, formerly of Vanduser, Mo., died Oct. 9, 2003, at Cheyenne Trace Retirement Center.
Born Feb. 16, 1921, in Hornersville, Mo., son of the late William Verley and Mabel Gertrude Hudson McArthur, he was a 1939 graduate of Vanduser High School and a graduate of Draughon's Junior College in Memphis. A member of the First Baptist Church in Jackson, he served with the U.S. Army during World War II and retired in 1973 in telecommunications with the former Atomic Energy Commission, now the Department of Energy, following 32-1/2 years of service.
His wife, Norma Emogene Hampton McArthur, preceded him in death in 2002.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Shirley McArthur; and three sisters, Chloeta McArthur, Theola Miles and Verlene Blankenship.
Survivors include: one daughter, Donna McArthur of Jackson; one brother, Con McArthur of Morley, Mo.; and one sister, Chloene Witte of Sikeston, Mo.
Services were conducted Oct. 11 at Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home in Jackson. The Rev. Dan Bruce officiated.
Burial followed in the Hollywood Cemetery in Jackson.