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Dennis Hal Burnette

Dennis Hal Burnette, age 70 of Cashiers NC, passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2021.   He was born on June 22, 1951, in Clayton GA, to the late James Wade and Estelle Houston Burnette.

He was a member of Flats of Middle Creek Baptist Church in Scaly Mountain NC.   Hal enjoyed working for 11 years at Highlands Falls Country Club.  He wasn’t one for sitting around.  Hal never met a stranger. He liked to pick on you and tease you and always had a smile on his face. Hal loved his friends and family.

Hal is survived by his stepsons, Rick Alexander, Steve Alexander (Kathy), David Alexander; brother, James H Burnette; sister, Judy Rogers; grandchildren, Kayce Alexander, Brandon Alexander, Steven Alexander, Joseph Baty; four great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Anthony Alexander; brother and sister-in-law,  CT and Juanita Burnette.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00AM, Friday September 24, 2021, at Pine Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, 4338 Pine Creek Road, Cullowhee NC, 28723. (PLEASE MEET AT CEMETERY).  Johnny Norris and Steve Alexander, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in Hal’s memory to: Glenville Cashiers Rescue Squad. 79 N Norton Rd, Cashiers, NC.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Appalachian Funeral Services, Sylva NC.

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Hal was always the best man anyone could ever ask to be around. He was my grandpa, he always made me feel like I was a part of the family. I remember when he would come to get me and take me on long rides up big ridge and through laurel falls. I remember all the Thanksgivings and how special I felt with him there. He will be missed dearly, my heart goes out to all the family and friends.

Joseph Sep 18 2021 12:00 AM

Hal was so kind and always had a smile. Prayers for his family.

Brenda Jenkins Sep 17 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dennis Burnette

Brenda Jenkins Sep 17 2021 12:00 AM

I loved talking with Hal in my morning walks. So kind and always had a smile. Will miss him. Highlands Falls. Ellie Houston

Ellie houston Sep 17 2021 12:00 AM

Mr. Burnette was well liked at Highlands Falls, and always a smiling friendly face. He will be missed. Best wishes to the family at this sad time. Billie Ray

Billie Ray Sep 16 2021 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear about Hal. He always made you laugh and had a smile. He was a wonderful caring, kind and loving man. You are in our thoughts and prayers. James and Teresa Moss Buchanan, Concord NC

Teresa Buchanan Sep 15 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dennis Burnette

Teresa Buchanan Sep 15 2021 12:00 AM

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