LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mr. Edwin Sanders Burgess, 69 of 2578 Remsen Rd. entered into rest on Friday, August 9, 2013 at his residence. The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Burgess Family Cemetery at 2578 Remsen Rd. with Rev. Thomas Moon and Rev. Tom Smalley officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Marion Aycock, Barney Aycock, Jr., Gerald Lawson, Chris Smalley, Jack Smalley and Tom Smalley. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be bus drivers from the Lincoln County School System. Mr. Burgess was the son of the late Leslie Sanders Burgess and the late Lily Kathleen Martin Burgess. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and served as church treasurer for 44 years. He only missed church one Sunday during those 48 years and that was the day his father was buried. Mr. Edwin was employed as a bus driver for 48 years by the Lincoln County School System and was the longest active driver in the state. He was employed at Underwood's Grocery from 1959 until it closed in 1995 and was presently employed at Farmers State Bank since 1976. Survivors include his wife of 44 years Carole Miller Burgess; two sons, Robert T. Bobby Burgess and John W. Burgess and wife, Jennifer of Lincolnton; one daughter, Tammy Lynn B. Wright of Lincolnton; three granddaughters, Whitley Wright, Leila Ober and Shelby Nixon; one grandson, Jared Wright; two sisters, Gail Burgess and Rosa Lee Ashmore and husband, J. R. of Lincolnton; sister-in-law, Shirley Burgess of Lincolnton; four nieces; four nephews; five great nephews and one great niece. Mr. Burgess was preceded in death by five siblings. If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church, 2578 Remsen Rd., Lincolnton, GA. 30817. You may sign the family's online guestbook at: www.rees-funeralhome. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Rees Funeral Home, 195 Peachtree St., Lincolnton, GA. 706-359-3222.
The Guest Book is expired.
Rees Funeral Home - Lincolnton
195 Peachtree Street Lincolnton, GA 30817
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Aug. 10, 2013