Doris Arlene Smith Burton

07/06/1935 - 01/09/2018

Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m., prior to the service on Monday, January 15, 2018

Funeral service: 6 p.m., Monday, January 15, 2018 at Stith Funeral Home


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Doris Arlene Smith Burton, 82, of Lexington, formerly of Danville, died Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Born July 6, 1935 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, she was the daughter of Bertha May Leisure. Doris was a homemaker and the wife of Philip Burton. She was a member of Lexington Ave. Baptist Church, a devoted wife and mother who loved children and dogs. She volunteered her time to help children.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Catherine Sue Jones of Livermore, Ky., a son, Timothy Mark (Leslie) Burton of Nicholasville, two grandchildren, Matthew Derek (Annalee) Burton and Lauren Nicole Burton and a great grandson, Patton Alexander Burton.

The funeral service will be 6 p.m., Monday, January 15, 2018 at Stith Funeral Home. Dr. Robert Baker will officiate. Her wishes for cremation will be honored and her cremains will be buried in Bellevue Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m., prior to the service on Monday. The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

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