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Burney Dewitt Chance

Graveside services will be held at 11:00am, on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Cedar Grove Baptist Church for Burney Dewitt Chance, 69, of Columbia, MS.
James Craft of Lufkin, TX will officiate. Dwight Chance will sing “Amazing Grace”. There will be a brief viewing before procession from 9-10:30am at Hathorn Funeral Home.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Dewitt and Ethelyn Robertson Chance. He is survived by his wife of nearly 49 years, Melinda Williamson Chance; two children, Alice C. Wood (Dustin) of South Carolina and Jared B. Chance (Jennifer) of Jackson; four grandchildren, Nathan Wood, Natalie Wood of South Carolina, Ryan Chance, Laney Chance of Jackson; his twin brother, John Berry Chance of Alabama.

Burney was employed in the oilfield industry for 22 years. He was employed as a Health and Safety Officer for 24 years in environmental services. He retired from CB&I in 2017. He is remembered for his Christian heart; kind, loving, giving ways and jokingly happy attitude.

Pallbearers are John M. Chance, Stacey L. Chance, Hayden Chance, Adam Chance, John Williamson, and Mike Duncan.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Cedar Grove Baptist and Bunker Hill Baptist cemetery funds or the charity of choice.

Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at


Burney Dewitt Chance
September 30, 1949 - May 9, 2019





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