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Dorothy Luella Luther Burgess
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Birth: Sep. 13, 1924
Mississippi County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Dec. 6, 2011
Pontotoc County
Mississippi, USA

Obituaries December 8, 2011
by NEMS Daily Journal

Dorothy Burgess

HOULKA - Dorothy Luther Burgess, 87, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at Graceland Care Center in Pontotoc. She was born Sept. 13, 1924, in Burdette, Ark., to Henry Edgar Luther and Zadie Massengale Luther. She was a homemaker. She loved kids.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at His Grace Ministries in Houlka with the Rev. Tim Brown and David Vance officiating. Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery in the Buckhorn community. Houston Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her children, John (Ruthie) Burgess of Little Rock, Ark., Mickey Burgess of Houlka, Rickey (Ronnie) Burgess of Houlka, Bonnie Brown of Houlka, Zadie (George) Bailey of West Point; her grandchildren, Johnny Burgess II, Mike Burgess, Daphne Burgess Paden, Larry "Bubba" Burgess Jr., Tim Brown, Archie Brown, Andy Brown, Terry Cole, Ginny Allen, Lee Burgess, Kayla Frazier and John Ross Burgess; 17 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter; her sisters, Montez Stubblefield of Wichita, Kan., Joan Morphis of Houlka and Joyce Chenault of Tupelo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sons, Ken Burgess and Larry "Bubba" Burgess; and two sisters and two brothers.

Pallbearers will be Michael Paden, Lee Burgess, Larry "Bubba" Burgess Jr., Johnny Burgess II, Terry Cole and Matt Brown.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at His Grace Ministries in Houlka.

Friends and family may sign and leave a message on the online register book at

Family links: 
  Henry Edgar Luther (1899 - 1956)
  Zadie Massingale Luther (1905 - 1925)
  Larry Dale Burgess (1944 - 2011)*
  Henry Michael Burgess (1950 - 2016)*
  Kenneth David Burgess (1957 - 2000)*
*Calculated relationship
Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery
Pontotoc County
Mississippi, USA
Created by: Kevin Burgess
Record added: Sep 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96706621
Dorothy Luella <i>Luther</i> Burgess
Added by: Kevin Burgess
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