McLennan County, Texas
Transcribed by Amanda Sipes
Born: May 10, 1944 in Bay City, Texas
Died: January 29, 1963 Aged 18 years 8 months 19 days
Mom Mrs. W.H. McKissick of Houston
Dad Woodrow Yeamans Sr. of Matagora
Mrs Kathryn Roberts of Houston
Mrs. Herman Smith of Houston
Miss Debra Jean McKissick of Houston
Wayne Eugene Yeamans of Matagora
Funeral January 31, 1963 at Taylor Brothers Funeral Home
Burial in Roselawn Memorial Park
MART DAILY HERALD
January 14, 1963
James E. (Jim) Burchfield, 68, long time resident of the Kirk Community, died Saturday night in a Waco hospital, following a brief illness.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the First Baptist Church in Mart. Rev. I. Henry Brown, Rev. Earl Vanderford and Rev. W.C. Beasley officiated with burial in Kirk cemetery. Littlepage in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Burchfield was born April 15, 1894, in Mississippi, but had lived in the Kirk community since a very small child. He had farmed in that community for 50 years. He was a surveyor for the Triple AAA Co. He was a civic leader in both the community and county for many years, and was a deacon and leader in the Kirk Baptist Church. He had served many central Texas churches as an evangelistic singer. He also was secretary for the Kirk Cemetery Association for a number of years. For the past years he had been the census enumerator for the Mart Independent School District.
Mr Burchfield was a frequent visitor in Mart and always had a friendly greeting for his many friends here. He was a fine Christian gentleman and was held in high esteem by all who knew him.
Survivors are his wife; one son, James E. Burchfield Jr. of Waco; two sisters, Mrs. E.M. Bruce of Mart and Mrs. Lillie Pitts of Dallas, and two grandchildren.