Burlian O'Neal Walker, 68, of Hattiesburg, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2010, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg.

Burlian was born in Magee, MS on October 31, 1941, a son of the late Arlee (Williamson) and Cordas  Burlian Walker.  A retired educator, he is survived by a sister, Audrey (Joey) Andrews, of Laurel, MS; a niece, Shannon (Rusty) Ladner of Hattiesburg; and a nephew, Doug Walker of Chicago, IL.

Burlian was preceded in death by a brother, Cletus Walker; and a sister, Ella Lee Walker.

Visitation will be Thursday, October 7, 2010, from 5 pm to 8 pm  at Tutor Funeral Home, Magee, and Friday beginning at 11:00 am  at Corinth Baptist Church, Magee.

Religious service will be at Corinth Baptist Church, Magee, at 2:00 pm on Friday, October 8, 2010, with Rev. Jay Wesbrooks, Rev. Carroll D. Rippy, Rev. Mike Hankins, and Rev. Chris Layton officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Burlian O'Neal Walker Communications Scholarship Fund.   % Copiah -Lincoln Community College, Wesson, MS  39191.