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Burgess, Emogene A. -

Emogene A. Burgess

Beechgrove - Funeral services for Mrs. Emogene A. Burgess, age 85 of Beechgrove will be conducted Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at HooDoo Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, January 18, 2013 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the funeral home. Mrs. Burgess passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at United Regional Medical Center in Manchester.
She was born February 23, 1927 in Coffee County, Tennessee, the daughter of the late M.H. “Houston” Alford and Edith Perry Alford. In earlier years, Mrs. Burgess was employed as a school teacher with the Coffee County School System, teaching first grade thru eighth grades. She was later employed with Bellsouth telephone for many years. Mrs. Burgess loved the outdoors, nature, fishing and hunting. In her later years, she enjoyed farming and taking care of animals. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Burgess is preceded in death by two brothers, Merle Alford and Jesse Lee “Jack” Alford. Three sisters, Lois Rayburn, Orene Hockett and infant baby sister.
Survivors include a son, Charles L. “Toby” Burgess and fiance’, Deborah of Beechgrove, TN ; three grandchildren, Houston Burgess; Caleb Burgess; and Jasmine C. January. Also surviving are two brothers, Gary Alford and wife Sam of Manchester and Wayne Alford and wife Brenda of Manchester; two sisters, Vivian Floyd of Manchester and Betty Mae Hockett of Manchester and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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Coffee County Funeral Chapel
Coffee County Funeral Chapel
786 McMinnville Hwy
Manchester, TN 37355
(931) 723-3330