Thursday, November 21, 2013 — Sadie Smith Burleson, 87 years of age, of Locust, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at Stanly Regional Medical Center in Albemarle.
Sadie was born June 17, 1926, in Stanly County to the late Sandy Smith and the late Elmetty Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Milas Clifford Burleson.
The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, November 21, 2013, at Hartsell Funeral Home in Albemarle. The funeral service will be at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2013, in Hartsell Funeral Home’s Lefler Memorial Chapel. Rev Joe Smith will officiate. Burial will follow at Liberty Hill Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, 20415 N.C. 24/27 W., Oakboro, NC 28129.
She is survived by sons, Jerry N. Burleson and wife Johnnie of Albemarle, Gary M. Burleson and wife Linda of Stanfield and Ken Burleson and wife Pat of Oakboro; daughter, Shelia Efird and husband Bobby of Albemarle; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great- great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N. First St. Albemarle, NC 28001.
Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Burleson family.
Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com.