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Billy Gragg Burgess
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Birth: Oct. 1, 1926
Death: May 5, 2008

BILLY GRAGG BURGESS, SR., 81, of Memphis passed away at his home Monday, May 5 after a long fulfilling life. He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Blanton Burgess. He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army, an avid hunter and fisherman, master mason, 50 year member of plumbers local union #17, but most of all a loving husband, father and grandfather. Some of his proudest moments as a father were watching his boys play ball and seeing his daughter crowned "Miss Tennessee". He is survived by daughter, Marion (Bill) Burgess Flannigan; sons, Billy (Suzanne) G. Burgess, Jr and Howard (Dee) Burgess. Mr Burgess was blessed with seven grandchildren, Will and Elizabeth Flannigan, Rhianone, Adrianna, Lauren, Grace and Sarah Burgess; sister, Edith Burgess Nichols, Water Valley, Ms. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 7, from 6 p.m. till 7:30 p.m. A masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Services will be Thursday, May 8, 1 p.m. at Bartlett United Methodist Chapel with burial in Memphis Memory Gardens. "Love You More" Services entrusted to Bartlett Funeral Home 901-372-5555 (Published in The Commercial Appeal on 5/7/2008) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Thomas Burgess (1884 - 1951)
  Nora Lee Butler Burgess (1889 - 1929)
 
 Spouse:
  Marion Grace Blanton Burgess (1931 - 1992)
 
 Siblings:
  Thomas Edward Burgess (1907 - 1949)*
  Brinson Burgess (1909 - 1983)*
  Evelyn Burgess Wray (1912 - 1996)*
  Helen Pearl Burgess Devlin (1915 - 1985)*
  Nora Lee Burgess (1922 - 1923)*
  Billy Gragg Burgess (1926 - 2008)
  Ralph Oliver Burgess (1929 - 1929)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Memphis Memory Gardens
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Carole McCaig
Record added: May 06, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26653241
Billy Gragg Burgess
Added by: Jan Lipford
 
Billy Gragg Burgess
Added by: Jan Lipford
 
Billy Gragg Burgess
Added by: Jan Lipford
 
 
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- Jan Lipford
 Added: Jul. 17, 2009
 
 
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