C. A. (Squirrely) Burgess, Jr.
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GAFFNEY, SC-- Columbus Augustus Burgess, Jr., 84, formerly of Cherokee National Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Peachtree Centre.
Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Columbus Augustus Burgess, Sr. and Emora Hammett Burgess. Mr. Burgess retired from construction, was a U. S. Army Korean War veteran, and was a member of Cherokee Creek Baptist Church. He loved to ride and visit people and loved the Waffle House.
Surviving is a brother, Alfred Burgess and wife, Gennell of Gaffney; four sisters, Era Williams of Clinton, Connie Reynolds of Gaffney, Eunice Buzhardt and husband, Thomas of Newberry and Annette Jolley and husband, Olin of Gaffney; a sister-in-law, Maxine Burgess of Greer; numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Mansel Burgess.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 until 1:00 PM on Friday, February 7, 2014 at Cherokee Creek Baptist Church. Funeral services will immediately follow at 1:00 PM at the Church with Rev. Jim Davidson officiating. Interment will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens with military honors.
Memorials may be made to: Cherokee Creek Baptist Church, 501 Buck Shoals Road, Gaffney, SC 29341 or Hospice Care of South Carolina, 1612 N. Limestone Street, Gaffney, SC 29340.
The family will be at the home of Connie Reynolds, 529 Bonner Road, Gaffney.
An online guest register is available at www.blakelyfuneralhome.com.
Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory, Gaffney, SC
Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory - Gaffney
1047 Chesnee Highway P.O. Box 850 Gaffney, SC 29341
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Feb. 6 to Feb. 7, 2014