ANNIE INEZ BURGESS, 80, Cleveland, died Feb. 18, 2016, at the residence. She was known as a person with a great love of life and family and was active with her church. Predeceasing her were parents Willie and Vena Thomas, husband John Ed Burgess, and sister Francis Green.
Surviving are sons John Ed “Eddie” Burgess Jr., Thomas Edward “Tommy” Burgess, Gillham James (Debbie) Burgess; grandchildren April (Doug) Massey, Barry (Aime) Burgess, Garry (Savanah) Burgess, James (Amanda) Burgess, Rebekah Burgess, Julia (Paul) Lang, Adam (Lauren) Cooley, Noah Cooley, Sara (Taylor) Amberson; great-grandchildren Courtney, Cassidy, John David, and Charla Fountain, Lucy Ann and Wyatt Rhett Burgess, Cole Massey, Jaxson, Drake, Olivia, Micah, and Lucas Cooley, Gauge Amberson.
Memorial services were held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 20 at Blount County/Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Edgewood Cemetery.