Alton Burk Dunaway, Jr.

Published 11:35 am Monday, February 14, 2011

Alton Burk Dunaway, Jr.


Alton Burk Dunaway, Jr., age 79, native and life-long resident of Shelby County, passed away Wednesday night, Feb. 9, 2011. He served on the original Pelham City Council for 12 years and was the city’s second mayor for eight years. A U.S. Navy veteran, he was a member of Lakeview Pelham’s First United Methodist Church.

Burk was preceded in death by his father and mother, Alton Burk Dunaway Sr. and Clara Ocie Braswell Dunaway. Survivors include Burk’s wife, Fay Dunaway; daughter, Kristie Thornton (Jason); son, Michael Dunaway (Shannon); grandchildren, Patrick Dunaway, Kenley Thornton and Zac Hinds; sister, Carrie Sue Hinds; and many cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Alton Burk Dunaway, Jr. (Contributed)

The funeral service was at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, in the chapel of Ridout’s Southern Heritage Funeral Home, Pelham, with Rev. Stephen Strange officiating. Burial, Pelham City Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to Lakeview Pelham’s First United Methodist Church, 5154 Highway 11, Pelham, AL 35124. Phone: 663-3309.