Martha Ermine Lanterman Burns, 86, died Monday, July 4, 2016 at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster, SC. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at Cross Hill Cemetery in Carthage, NC. The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 4:30 PM on Friday, July 8, 2016 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Great Falls, SC.  Born September 15, 1929 in Chicago, IL, Mrs. Burns was a daughter of the late Walter F. Lanterman and Beatrice Ann Harpster Lanterman and the widow of Mr. Paul Muse Burns. She was a retired seamstress and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She is survived by her four sons, Thomas Lee Burns (Jackie) of New Castle, VA, Charles Walter Burns of Columbia, SC, Lyle Jaye Burns (Margarita) of Winnsboro, SC, Kyle Raye Burns (Larisa) of Lexington, SC; step-son, Paul McNeil Burns (Katy) of Vass, NC; twelve grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one sister, Roberta Landin of Gunnison, CO. The family request that those attending the graveside service dress casual, suit and ties are not required due to summertime temperatures.  

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