Billy H. Burcham

September 1, 1931September 24, 2020

Billy Burcham

Family Graveside Service for Billy H. Burcham 89, is set for 1:00 pm Wednesday at Farmington Baptist Church.

Billy died September 24, 2020 at Costal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, MD. He was born September 1, 1931 to the late Jim and Ester Burcham. He was a 1951 graduate of Corinth High School and a member of Kendrick Baptist Church. He was a retired Millwright Journeyman and farmer. He was a 32nd degree Mason member of Corinth Blue Lodge #116. He enjoyed horses and spending time with his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; maternal grandparents , that raised him Albert and Ethel Mathis; brothers, Dewey Burcham, Marvin Burcham; and sister, Peggy Carter.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Shirley Marie Jones Burcham; daughters, Patsy Hearne (James), Dianne Daniel (Mark), Rita Simpson (Paul), Joyce Smith (Greg); sister, Betty LaFaver; grandchildren, Jennifer Bentley, Alissa Banks, Jamie Beall, David Hearn, Krista Schider, Shauna Bostick, Joshua “Bubba” Daniel, Matthew Simpson, Ian Simpson, Tyler Smith and Taylor Smith; 20 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers, David Hearn, Bubba Daniel, Matthew Simpson, Ian Simpson, Tyler Smith, Taylor Smith.

Family will receive friends Wednesday from 11:00 to 12:30 at McPeters Funeral Directors.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pinevale Children Home 1872 CR 700 Corinth, MS. 38834.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Burcham family.

McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.


  • Family and Friends Gathering

    Wednesday, September 30, 2020

  • Private Family Graveside

    Wednesday, September 30, 2020


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Andrea LaFaver

October 1, 2020

We love you & will miss you Uncle Billy! We have fond memories of visiting family in Corinth and spending time with you. We loved following you around on the farm and riding to the catfish pond. Your sense of humor made us laugh and you always taught us something new when we visited from milking cows to riding horses to fishing. You were such a hard worker and so important to the Burcham family. May you rest in peace.

Andrea, Stan, & Owen LaFaver

Julia Carter Sullivan

September 29, 2020

I am Billy’s niece Julia Carter Sullivan. My mom Peggy was Uncle Billy’s sister. Every summer my mom would send me to see my grandma and cousins for a week or two. Uncle Billy was always fun to be around and loved to pinch everyone . He had a great sense of humor and loved to try to teach this city girl the country life. I have so many memories of my visits with my cousins and aunts/uncles and grandma. I remember the family reunions at the city park and how the elders would sit around and play music and singing. Aunt Shirley, Rita, Patsy, Dianne and Joyce, I am so very sorry for your loss.


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