Earline Ashton Burgess, 86, retired employee of First Farmers & Merchants Bank Trust Department, died Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at her residence in Lynnville.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Milton Stephens officiating. Burial will follow in Lynnwood Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 11 a.m. -- 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorials to Lynnwood Cemetery, P. O. Box 305, Lynnville, TN 38472 or Lynnville Church of Christ, P. O. Box 112, Lynnville, TN 38472. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com.
The Giles County native was the daughter of the late Owen Ashton and Wilma Gregg Ashton. On July 2, 1950 she married Myron Goodrum Burgess, Jr. who preceded her in death July 5, 2008. She was a graduate of Jones High School in Lynnville. Mrs. Burgess' life was enriched with diverse hobbies including growing wonderful tomatoes, flower gardening, cooking and sewing. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren whom she loved dearly. She was a member of Lynnville Church of Christ.
Survivors include her sons, Travis & Debbie Burgess of Florence, Alabama, Keith & Lisa Burgess of Lewisburg, David & Donna Burgess of Murfreesboro; a daughter, Lori & Jeff Bowman of Nashville; grandchildren, Dan & Leann Burgess, Jon & Rebecca Burgess, Matt & Whitney Burgess, Ben Burgess, Patrick Burgess, Carolyn Burgess, Bill & Andi Burgess, Jordan Burgess, Allissa Bowman; 10 great grandchildren; a sister, Louise & Paul Burgess of Goodlettsville; a brother, Shirley Brown & Mary Ruth Ashton of La Vergne; a sister-in-law, Joanne & George Wingett of Madison; a special first cousin, Janice & Gary Burgess; and lifelong friend, Jeanine Coker.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and Gary Burgess.
Oakes and Nichols Funeral Directors of Columbia, Tennessee was in charge of the arrangements.