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Max Burnette

May 7, 1937 — January 19, 2023

Canton

Canton – Charles Max Burnette, 85, passed away on Thursday, January 19 2023 at Haywood Regional Medical Center.

Max was a native and lifelong resident of Haywood County and a son of the late Grover and Mary Sellers Burnette.  Max was a proud United States Air Force veteran and a member of Morning Star United Methodist Church.  He retired from Champion International and was a gentleman who was kind, honorable and had an awesome dry sense of humor with a smile that lit up the room.  Max fully loved his wife and family.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Glenda Wells Burnette; daughter, Sharon Guerriero of Atlanta, Georgia; two sons, Charles Dewayne Burnette (Kristy) of Jefferson, North Carolina and Allan Burnette (Allison) of Canton; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren with another one on the way.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2023 at New Cruso Cemetery with the Reverend Nicole Jones officiating.  The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. prior to the service at Wells Funeral Home in Canton.

The care of Mr. Burnette has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Canton.

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Visitation

Monday, January 23, 2023

11:30am - 12:15 pm (Eastern time)

Wells Funeral Home - Canton

3715 Asheville Hwy, Canton, NC 28716

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Graveside Service

Monday, January 23, 2023

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