Dora Critcher Burkett, age 86, of Jim Burkett Road, Zionville, passed away Friday morning, July 11, 2014, at Life Care Center of Banner Elk.

Mrs. Burkett was born February 28, 1928, in Watauga County,a daughter of the late Ralph Sylvester Critcher and Ola Leigh Cook Critcher. She was a homemaker, and a member of Zionville Baptist Church.

Mrs. Burkett is survived by a daughter, Jamie Burkett Aldridge and husband, Frank of Foscoe; two granddaughters, Michele Redmond and husband Kelly and Melanie Bradford and husband Alan; one grandson, Matthew Aldridge and wife Jamie; four great-grandchildren, Victoria, Lacey, Maggie and Luke, all of Foscoe; two sisters, Welda Bishop of Lincolnton, and Marcella Anderson of Foscoe; one brother, Jim Critcher and wife Della of Boone; and two sisters-in-law, Charlotte Walls and husband George, and Margaret Oliver of Zionville. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.M. Burkett; an infant daughter, Sylvia Burkett; one sister, Virginia Miller; five brothers-in-law, Howard Miller, Al Bishop, Bob Anderson, Lewis Burkett and L.C. Oliver; two sisters-in-law, Kate Burkett and Peggy Burkett, and also by a very special friend, James Winebarger.

Funeral services for Dora Critcher Burkett will be conducted Sunday afternoon, July 13, 2014 at 4:00 o'clock at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Reverend Ricky Critcher. The body will lie in state from 2:30 until 4:00, at the chapel, prior to the service. Burial will follow at Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens.

The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon, from 2:30 until 4:00 o'clock at Hampton Funeral Service. At other times, the family will be at the home of a daughter, Jamie and Frank Aldridge, in the Foscoe Community.

Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to Foscoe Christian Church, 8834 NC Highway 105 South, Boone, North Carolina, 28607.

Online condolences may be sent to the Burkett family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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