|Birth: ||Apr. 14, 1921|
|Death: ||Aug. 20, 1950|
PFC BTRY 764 FIELD ARTILLERY
Crossville Chronicle August 24, 1950
Two persons were killed early Sunday, August 20 in the collision of a pickup truck and a heavy transport truck 11 miles north of Dayton in Rhea county on Hwy 27.
They were identified by Deputy Sheriff Sank Payne as Ulyss (Dick) Burgess, 29, of Big Lick and Louise Thompson, 29, of Mayland community.
The driver of the transport, Lawrence Smith, Akron, Oh, was reported not seriously hurt.
Payne said the pickup truck driven by Burgess was passing traffic on a hill near McCabe's Café and was truck head on by the bigger truck heading south.
Last rite and burial were had for Burgess in Big Lick Tuesday morning. Surviving are his father, Jim Burgess; his mother, Lou Burgess; 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Military rites were held at the graveside, he having served with Battery A of the 764th Field Artillery in World War II.
Funeral services for Miss Thompson were also held on Tuesday in Mayland followed by burial there. Surviving are her parents, Mr and Mrs Fred Thompson, 2 brothers and 6 sisters.
James Harrison Burgess (1887 - 1973)
Lou Davis Burgess (1886 - 1967)
Big Lick Cemetery
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Record added: Mar 03, 2012
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