James "Jim" Burnette, 60, beloved husband and father, of Hemlock Run, Morganton died Thursday, May 29, 2009 at Carolinas Medical Center. He was born in McDowell County on February 11, 1948 and was a son of the late James Odis Burnette and Leona Henderson Burnette.Jim is survived by his wife, Susan Cunningham Burnette, of the home; sons, James William Burnette, Jr., Shorty Burnette, Steven William Burnette, Johnny Burnette, Anthony Borsotti and his wife, Melissa, and Scott Cunningham and his wife, Ashley, all of Morganton; daughters, Kimberly Jane Burnette of Morganton, Angie Deal of Icard, and Lisa Michelle Cunningham of Georgia; a brother, Charles Albert Burnette, of Morganton; sisters, Rosa Lee Carneal of Glen Alpine, Della Jane Burnette of Morganton, and Wanda Grace Lane, of Vale; eight grandchildren.In addition to his parents Jim was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Burnette; a niece, Roxann Alley; and a great-nephew, Donnie Powell.The funeral will be held at 4:00 p.m. Monday, June 2, 2008, in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home with Rev. William Riggs officiating. Burial will follow at Dysartsville Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour before the service. At other times the family will be at the home, 2305 Hemlock Run. Memorial contributions may be made to Sossoman Funeral Home, PO Box 2608, Morganton, NC 28680 to help with funeral expenses.

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