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James

Donald

Burgess

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December 18, 2014

James Donald Burgess, 79, of 6003 Jackson River Road, died, Thursday, December 18, 2014. He was born February 22, 1935 in Bluefield, WV, a son of the late Warney G. and Edna May Gullion Burgess. Mr. Burgess was a retired truck driver. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bertie Wolfe Burgess in 2005 and also by one brother. Surviving are eight daughters, Shelby Florey and her husband Tim of Arbutus, MD; Sharon Brookman of Clifton Forge; Sandra Beall and her husband Joe of Covington; Shelia Davis and her husband George of Pasadena, MD; Virginia Meadows and her husband Kenneth of White Sulphur Springs, WV: Theresa Galicia and her husband Joel; Diana Longo and her husband Robert and Shirley Waddell and her husband Kevin all of Baltimore MD; two sons, James Burgess and his wife Jodi of Hot Springs and John Groves and his wife Pam of Covington; a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Martha Taylor of FL and Becky Barbor of NC; one brother, Roy Burgess of Bluefield, WV and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, December 21, 2014 in the Arritt Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Doug Hollenbeck officiating. The interment will follow in the Johnson Creek Presbyterian Cemetery. The family will receive their friends Saturday evening from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Arritt Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the Falling Spring Fire and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 880, Covington, VA 24426. Service Sunday, December 21, 2014 02:00 PM Arritt Funeral Home Chapel 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426 Visition Saturday, December 20, 2014 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM Arritt Funeral Home Chapel 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426
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Juanita /Kenny Helton

Apr 23, 2024

The family of Betty ,we will miss her so much ,I will never forget her Praising the Lord ,always dancing in the presence of the Lord ,always had a heart of gold for the people ❤️, she is now in the arms of the Lord ,

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Laura Harris Waddy

Apr 23, 2024

Betty was my classmate from grade 6 at Watson to Graduation from CHS, c/o 1971. She was very quiet, yet very friendly.
I saw her several times, after her return to Covington, usually at church. She was very spiritual and loved worship and praise.
My condolences 🙏🏽 and prayers to her entire Family.

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J.R. & Mary Persinger

Apr 23, 2024

Sorry for your loss. May Joe rest in a peaceful heaven. Prayers for the family.

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Debbie Shuart

Apr 22, 2024

Kathy, So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. He’ll be remembered as the kind face and always a kind word sitting in front of us at Church. Prayers 🙏

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Mr. and Mrs Terry Rock

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family - We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Johnny was a fine man and he will be missed. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers, with our sincerest sympathy.

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Thomas and Barbara Tucker

Apr 21, 2024

Robert was one of the greatest person I've ever met a Christian friend. And man always loved to see you happy go lucky. Never a bad word to say about anybody. Are lives are richer for knowing him .

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Debbie Tingler Smith

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and Family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Johnny was such a kind sweet person. His smile would brighten anyone's day. God Bless All of You.

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Michele and Joshua

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family. Sorry for your loss.

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Sandy Lemons

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley, John and Lorrie my thoughts and prayers. Some of our best times in Covington were at your house. Johnny and Bo are up there healthy and pain free. My love and prayers are with you all.

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Donnette Miles

Apr 20, 2024

May you rest in paradise.

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Jack & Nadine Wykle

Apr 20, 2024

Cathy we are both so sorry for your loss. May you find hope and peace in the precious memories of yesterday.

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Roscoe R. Humphries

Apr 20, 2024

Jonny was such a wonderful man who loved his family, enjoyed his motorcycle rides with friends and attending car shows. Prayers to you Shirley and family.

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