Florence Burks DeFord, 82, of Lynchburg
died Sunday, February 24, 2008
in Lynchburg General Hospital.
She was the wife of the late William Henry DeFord, Sr.
Born September 6,
1925 on the family farm in Appomattox
County she was a daughter of the
late Robert Lee and Lizzie Shepherd Burks. She was former owner and operator of
Madisonville General Store along with her husband Billy. She was former post
mistress in Madisonville and a
member of Madisonville Presbyterian Church.
In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in
death by five brothers, Strode, Jack, Charles "Little Boogie", Robert Twyman,
and Tom Burks; four sisters, Alice
"Sister" Sarver, Amorette "Tootsie" Johnson, Texie Pillow and Dorothy Bingham.
Florence is survived
by her son, William H. "Pete" DeFord, Jr. and wife Carol of Lynchburg, her
brother, Baynard "Red" Burks of Tyler, Texas; three grandchildren, Brian DeFord
of Chesterland, Ohio, Xan DeFord of Lynchburg, Andrew DeFord and wife Heather
of Forest and seven great grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, 1:00 pm in the mausoleum chapel at Fort
Hill Memorial Park.
Diuguid Wiggington Chapel is in charge of arrangements.