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Pink Burgess Acuff, Jr

Caruthersville, Pemiscot County, Missouri, USA
Death 28 Feb 2002 (aged 74)
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Caruthersville, Pemiscot County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 6263766 · View Source
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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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Gravesite Details This obituaries came out in the Portageville Missouran paper on March 7th 2002





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