Betty James Burrows, 79 - Davisville

Betty James Burrows, 79, of Davisville, W.Va., left this world to be with her heavenly Father, our Lord, and beloved son, Milford Earl Burrows on March 15, 2012 at her residence. She was a member of The Old Country Church and would have been 80 years old on March 21.

She was born March 21, 1932, in Gilmer County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Aubra and Rhoda Whitesel James.

Betty's favorite thing to do was care for her husband, Donald Earl "Amos" Burrows and her daughter, Dorene Lou Burrows. She loved her flowers and watching her birds. Betty made beautiful quilts for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The last one made was for Austin Lee Allman. She enjoyed reading, making apple butter, celebrating the Fourth of July and Christmas. She also enjoyed playing croquet at Bill's, Sunday afternoon cookouts, playing Chinese Checkers with her kids and grandkids, Dominoes, cooking and fixing food for her great-grandson Brendon after school.

She is survived by her husband, Donald "Amos" Burrows of 54 years; daughters, Dorene Lou Burrows and Elizabeth Burrows Westbrook, both of Davisville and Theresa Burrows Post and husband, Vincent Post Jr. of Parkersburg; daughter-in- law, Janice Burrows.

Grandchildren, Amy Westbrook (Steve) Allman, Tracey Westbrook (Jeremy) DeLancey, Joshua Allen Westbrook, Jessica Post (Jimmy) Randolph, and Matthew John Post; step- grandchildren, Vincent (Christine) Post III, Claudine Post (Chad) Woodyard, J.R. Ruble, Mike (Jennifer) Ruble and Amber Ruble; great- grandchildren, Austin Lee Allman, Trenton Allen Allman, Abigail Elizabeth DeLancey, Victoria Paige DeLancey, Emily Belle DeLancey, Gauge Michael DeLancey, Brendon Michael Earl Post, Patience Elaine Randolph, Preston Lynn Randolph and soon-to-be, Ryder Allen Westbrook.

Step-great- grandchildren, Trevor Woodyard, Jacob Woodyard and Vincent John Post IV; brothers, Bill James, Joe (Vicki) James, and Everett (Greta) James; sisters, Euda James (Tom) Daniels and Sue James Holiday. Betty had some very special friends including Johnny Shreves, Marlene Whisman and Wilma Ahart.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Milford Earl Burrows; sister, Fern James Helmick; brother, Mike James; and her parents-in-law, Mary Givens and Walter Burrows.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 19, 2012, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Green St., Parkersburg with Pastor Nathan Copen officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Grantsville, W.Va. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, March 18 and from 11 a.m. until time of service on Monday at the funeral home.

Betty's husband wishes to thank all who helped care for Betty, especially her daughters and son- in-law, Vincent Post.

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