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Worth W. Burgess
  Worth W. Burgess, age 85, of Ellenboro, NC, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County.

      Worth was born November 22, 1927 in Rutherford County, NC to the late Roscoe William Burgess and Laura Jane Radford Burgess. He served during World War II and was a veteran of the US Army.  He worked in textiles most of his life and enjoyed hunting and going to flea markets and auctions.

      In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Sam Burgess, Grover Burgess, Harold Dean Burgess and Robert Henson Burgess; three sisters, Lilie Vickers, Thelma Tesseniar and Lorene Greene.

      Survivors include one son, Jeff Burgess of Ellenboro; two sisters, Betty Rash and Margaret Hodge both of Forest City; two grandchildren, Ashley Schneider, Jeffrey Burgess II and one great granddaughter, Addyson Grace Van Dyke.

      Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Reverend Glen Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in the Caroleen-Avondale-Henrietta Cemetery with Military Honors being accorded by the Rutherford County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.

      Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC  28043.

      Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is caring for the family of Mr. Burgess.

An online guest registry is available at www.harrelsonfuneralhome.com

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