Phyllis Burnham

June 9, 1934July 24, 2011

Dallas – Phyllis Dean Cline Burnham, 77, of Lower Dallas highway passed away July 24, 2011 at Gaston Memorial Hospital. A native of Gaston County, she was the daughter of the late John Kelly and Virginia Lane Cline. Mrs. Burnham was a member of Rankin Lake Baptist Church. She graduated from Dallas High School in 1952 and retired from Wix Filters after 34 years in customer service and sales. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Parker Burnham of Dallas; daughter, Pam Addington and husband, Gary of Lincolnton; brother, Tommy Cline and wife, Clara of Dallas; sister, Toni Burnham and husband, Stanley of Dallas; sister-in-law, Ola Mae Cline of Bessemer City; stepdaughters, Melodee Burnham and Becky Charron, Both of Boothbay, Maine; stepsons, Tim Burnham and wife, Darla of Grand Island, Nebraska, Aaron Burnham of Grover, NC; two grandchildren, Matthew Addington and wife, Jennifer, Emily Walters and husband, Kenny, all of Dallas; eight step-grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one step great grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Donald Ray Cline. A funeral service will be held 11:00 am Tuesday at Rankin Lake Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Loftis officiating. Burial will be at Long Creek Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:30 am to 10:45 am Tuesday at the church prior to the service. A special thanks to the nurses and staff of 3 South at Gaston Memorial Hospital for their special care. Memorials may be made to Rankin Lake Baptist Church, 2705 Gastonia Dallas Hwy, Dallas, NC 28034 or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 Condolences may be made online at

Dallas Funeral Home is serving the Burnham family


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 26, 2011
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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July 28, 2011

I am so sorry to hear of Phyllis' death. We haven't seen each other for years but I keep in contact with other people about every one in Boothbay

May you get comfort knowing she is in a better place.

Eleanor Brown, Niantic,Ct.

Richard & Janice Colby

July 28, 2011

Parker and family

We are very sorry to learn of Phyllis' death.

You can get comfort knowing that she is in a peaceful place with our Lord and Savior.

Please accept our sincere condolences.

July 27, 2011

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you.
Mike, Dawne, Daniel & Lydia Townsend

July 26, 2011

Parker and family, may tender memories fill your days as you remember Phyllis, the one you so loved and will miss. We will miss her also, she was a wonderful person to talk with and enjoy being around. Our prayers are with all of you......Mel & Lois Imel, (Anderson, IN.)

Ray and Joyce Cline Howell

July 26, 2011

We are sorry to hear of Phyllis' death. May God be with your family and give you peace and comfort.

Amy Hawkins

July 26, 2011

Pam and family,

So sorry to hear of your mothers death. May God confort you during this time and may you feel His arms around you. If ya'll need any thing let us know.
Amy, Jeff and Jeffery Hawkins

Burl & Myrtle Robinson

July 26, 2011

Parker and all of the family, Myrtle and I send our sincere condolonces in your loss. May God bless each of you at this time.

Due to my health conditions and Myrtle having a doctor's appointment, we will not be able to be there for the services. If we can be of help later, please let us know. May Phyllis Rest In Peace.