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Pink Burgess Acuff, Jr
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Birth: Jul. 13, 1927
Caruthersville
Pemiscot County
Missouri, USA
Death: Feb. 28, 2002
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA

Pink Burgess Acuff Jr., 74, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Thursday, February 28, 2002, at the Veterans Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn.

Born July 13, 1927, in Caruthersville, son of the late Pink Burgess and Delphia May Mills Acuff, Sr., he was a deacon and a member of the First Baptist Church, a member of Gideon International, DAV and the American Legion. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in the Korean War, and a owner/operator of a service station and a City Collector in Caruthersville.

On December 26, 1955, in Caruthersville, he married Miss. Edyth Mae Wafler, who survives of the home.

Survivors also include one daughter, Laura Jane Acuff, of Memphis; one son, Burgess Andrew Acuff, of Atlanta, Ga.; one brother, William J. Acuff, M.D., of Knoxville, Tenn. and two sisters, Evelyn Lawes, of Atlanta and Mary C. Cullum, of Caruthersville.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Edith Genevieve Acuff.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the First Baptist Church with Dr. James Adams officiating.

Burial was in the Maple Cemetery. Pallbearers were Lex Bell, Bill Acuff, Jr., Alex Acuff, Brian Ketchum, George and Alvin Mewhirter.

Honorary Pallbearers were Calvin House, Marion Wafler and James Cullum.

H.S. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersville was in charge of arrangements.

The Democrat Argus, Caruthersville, Missouri
 (bio by: Frances Funderburk) 
 
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 Parents:
  Pinkie Burgess Acuff (1896 - 1955)
  Pinkie Burgess Acuff (1896 - 1955)
 
 Siblings:
  Edith Genevive Acuff (1918 - 1918)**
  Evelyn Acuff Lawes (1923 - 2014)**
  Mary Constance Acuff Cullum (1924 - 2010)**
  Pink Burgess Acuff (1927 - 2002)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: This obituaries came out in the Portageville Missouran paper on March 7th 2002
 
Burial:
Maple Cemetery
Caruthersville
Pemiscot County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: ShirleyMae Pierce
Record added: Mar 15, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6263766
 


- Kim
 Added: Nov. 26, 2012
 
 
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