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Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
P.O. Box 898
| Whitwell, TN 37397
Tel: 1-423-658-7777
| Fax: 1-423-658-7779



July 8, 1934 ~ February 15, 2019 (age 84)

James Richard Burgess age 84 of Ringgold, formerly of Whitwell passed away Friday, February 15, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his parents, James Alford & Lillie Dodson Burgess; brother, Joseph Roscoe Burgess.

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of 60 years Ruth Evelyn Burgess; two daughters, Cindy Smith and Cherie Land all of Ringgold; sisters, Geneva Cooley, Faye Ross, Lou Alice Renegar, Dorthy Burgess, June Marie Blalock; brother, Roy Franklin Burgess; three grandchildren, Steven, Alesia & Destiny; two great grandchildren, Charisma and Westin; several nieces, nephews & a host of friends.

Family will receive friends 2-3PM, Central Time, Saturday, February 16, 2019 with funeral services to follow at 3PM, Central Time in the funeral home chapel with Bro. David Burgess officiating.  Interment at Red Hill Cemetery.

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