Burnett Francis Centers, age 91, died on June 5, 2006 at the Quaker Heights Community Care Center in
She was born in Knott County on April 1, 1915, the daughter of Simeon and Ida Combs Francis. She was a
retired bookkeeper for Martin’s Department Store and a member of the Little Dove Old Regular Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Centers; 5 sisters, Mary Smith, Lucille Morgan, Byrle
Francis, Cassie Stack and Lois Nell Francis; 5 brothers, Sam, Bill, Arthur, Dave and Wallace Francis; and 1
grandson, Jeffrey Vanderpool.
She is survived by 2 daughters, Helen Vanderpool and Carolyn Bibbs; 1 brother, Vincent Francis; 1 grandson,
Brooks Bibbs; 1 grand daughter, Beth Corlyon; and 6 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11:30 am, on Thursday, June 8 at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel with Don
Pratt and Merle Caudill officiating. Burial followed in the Francis Cemetery, Redfox.
Our loss is Heaven’s gain.