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Max Burgess
Max Burgess, age 85, of Henrietta, NC, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County.
Born August 27, 1928 in Rutherford County, NC, he was a son of the late Grover Burgess and Jeanette Gibson Burgess. He was a graduate of Tri-High School and a veteran of the US Army having served in the Korean War. Max worked for Bell South Communications for over thirty-three years before retiring. He was a faithful servant of the Lord and a longtime member of Floyd's Creek Baptist Church. He also was an avid Atlanta Braves baseball and Duke Basketball fan.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Kenny Burgess; four brothers, John Burgess, J.P. Burgess, Joe Burgess and Marshall Burgess; four sisters, Frances Wheeler, Genelle Greene, Mary Patterson and Margaret Greene.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Helen Beason Burgess; son, Gregg Burgess and wife, Dixie of Forest City; daughter, Lisa Melton and husband, Gary of Bostic; five grandchildren, Stacy Chapman, Amy Warlick, Anna Burgess, Patti Burgess and Taylor Burgess and six great-granchildren. He is also survived by two special friends, Tracy Allred and Jimmy Tate.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Floyd's Creek Baptist Church with Reverend Robert Carnell, Reverend Robert Biggerstaff and Reverend Shane Kirby officiating. Interment will follow at Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Rutherford County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 on Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations are suggested to Floyd's Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 2004 Chase High Road, Forest City, NC 28043 or Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family.
An online guest registry is available at www.harrelsonfuneralhome.com

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