Grover Burgess

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Grover H. Burgess
CONWAY, N.C.—He had been preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Ruth Warren Burgess and by his parents, Jesse and Lillie Sumner Burgess.
A native of Northampton County, he was retired as an Animal Control Officer with the county and had also worked with the Rich Square Police Department, and with the Rural Electric Cooperative as a line supervisor.
Mr. Burgess was a lifelong and oldest living male member of Ashley’s Grove Baptist Church where he had served as a Deacon as well as all other areas of church service.
He was on the Board of the Rural Electric Cooperative for 32 years, the Conway School Board for 12 years, and served many years as the Voting Registrar for the Ashley’s Grove Precinct.
He was proudest of having served in the United States Army during World War II under Gen. George Patton through several campaigns, including the Battle of the Bulge from which he received the Bronze Star.
Survivors include his wife, Faye Cobb Burgess of their home; one daughter, Kathleen B. Taylor and husband Joseph Sr. of Suffolk; one son, Ronald J. Burgess and wife Christine of Suffolk; five grandchildren, Joseph Taylor Jr. and wife Kimberly, Amy T. Hatfield and husband Douglas, Jesse Howard Burgess and wife Connie, and Donna Lynn Burgess, all of Suffolk, and Sarah B. Mordica and husband William of Portsmouth; five great-grandchildren, four stepchildren: eight step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service with military honors was held Tuesday in the Town of Conway Cemetery with the Rev. David Ross and Fredrick Hill presiding.
Bridgers Funeral Home, Conway, N.C., was in charge of arrangements.
If anyone wishes to share a memorial gift, please do so to Ashley’s Grove Baptist Church or to the American Institute for Cancer Research, P.O. Box 91493, Washington, D.C. 20090-1493.