Mrs. Betty Joan Burney, age 81, of Trion, GA died Sunday, December 21, 2008 at her residence.

Mrs. Burney was born December 7, 1927 in Graysville, TN, the daughter of the late Horace Tate and Clara Velma Jones Brewer. She was a homemaker and a member of the Old Way Baptist Church. Mrs. Burney was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Burney and a sister, Vauda Whaley.

Survivors include daughters & son-in-law, Justina Brock, Marie & Dewayne Lumpkin; sons & daughters-in-law, James & June Szymanski, Randolph & Nin Szymanski; sisters, Billie Fay Crain & Robie Lee Brewer; grandchildren, Shea & Tommy Smith, Michele & Michael Cooper, Terri & Frankie Thomas, Beth & Tim Cornett, Jimmy & Anona Szymanski; great grandchildren, Stephanie Shirley, Dameon Ingram, Laura Cornett, Alisha Cornett, Donny Cornett, Cheyenne Cooper, Eric Wood, Ashley Lumpkin, Autumn Thomas, and Levi Thomas.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a. m. Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at Ami Cemetery with Rev. David Thompson officiating. Pallbearers will be Tim Cornett, Michael Cooper Frankie Thomas, Dewayne Lumpkin, Jimmy Szymanski and Tommy Smith.

Mrs. Burney will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p. m. Monday, December 22, 2008.