Huanne Aiken Burnett

1930 - 2021


Huanne Aiken Burnett, 90, of Oxford died on March 22, 2021. She was preceded in death by parents, Hugh and Annie Clyde Aiken, and brother, Thomas Hugh, Jr., of Covington.

Mrs. Burnett attended the public schools of Newton County, earned an undergraduate degree from Georgia State College for Women (C.C.S.U.) where she was listed in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, inducted into the social science society of Pi Gamma Mu, and was elected president of the Student Government Association. She received a Master’s Degree in Education from Georgia State University.

Her professional experiences were in the public schools of Spartanburg County, South Carolina, Newton County, and Social Circle, Georgia. In 1975 – 1976 she was Newton County’s Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Burnett was selected into Delta Kappa Gamma, an international honor society for professional women educators.

Mrs. Burnett’s childhood and youth were nurtured in the Red Oak Methodist Church in Newton County. During most of her adult life she was an active member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church in Oxford where she held varying positions of leadership and service.

During her more active years Mrs. Burnett volunteered with community activities including March of Dimes, Boy Scouts, and projects of both the Newton County and Oxford Historical Societies. In 1990 she participated in the Friendship Force Exchange to Soviet Georgia. For relaxation Mrs. Burnett enjoyed reading, gardening, quilting, and playing bridge.

Mrs. Burnett is survived by four children, Robert A. (Lisa) of Decatur, Charles T. (Vickie) of Douglasville, Linda Joy of Winston, Hugh A. (Josephine Kelly) of Porterdale; seven grandchildren, Sy (Beth Kelhoffer) of Decatur, Charlie (Brittany) of Decatur, Lyric (John Sprinkle) of Smyrna, Ryan of McMinnville, Oregon, Colt of Atlanta, Egan of Atlanta, and Shelby of New Zealand; and eight great-grandchildren, Lily, Sam, Fox, Lex, Charlie Rae, Briar Ann, August, and Oliver.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, 803 Whatcoat Street, Oxford, Georgia 30054, or a charity of your choice.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

This obituary was curated with care and affection by Mrs. Huanne Burnett.

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Julie Cuykendall

April 3, 2021 2:33 AM

I am deeply saddened by Mrs. Burnett's passing.  She was a beautiful and kind woman. She was a loving and giving mother. I have fond memories of her. She lived a good and decent life.. I'm sure her spirit will live forever in the hearts of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren's  hearts.

Linda Cox

March 31, 2021 12:34 PM

Dear Joy,
What a blessing to have had your mother in your life for long.  It is never easy to say good bye to the ones we love.  I am sure your faith,  memories,  the support of family and friends will continue to give you much comfort.  Linda Cox 

Scott and Debra Fields

March 29, 2021 12:53 PM

Dear Joy, We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Scott and Debra Fields

Lynn Brooking Olzacki

March 28, 2021 7:52 PM

I'm so sorry to hear of Mrs Burnett's passing. She was my 6th grade teacher at Palmer-Stone. She was a good teacher and a nice person. I was friends with Joy and Chip. My sincerest sympathy to her family.

Maridel Meyer Reynolds

March 28, 2021 11:13 AM

I grew up in an Oxford that was truly a blessed place. I was lucky to have 4 sets of surrogate parents. Huanne Burnett was one of my precious “extra” mothers. I never heard her raise her voice at the wild children we all were. She just talked faster. Lots faster.
This group of adults became fast friends. They enjoyed each other’s company, and the children became the beneficiaries of all that fellowship. I attempted to replicate this. comradery in my life, but was unable to find the perfect puzzle pieces like from my childhood. Bob, Chip, Joy and Hugh we sure were lucky kids. Thanks for sharing your sweet mom with me.

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