M. Duane Burgess

Published 3:42 pm Monday, December 19, 2022

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STONY CREEK – Matt Duane Burgess, 65, passed away on Dec. 17, 2022 in St. Mary’s Hospital. He was predeceased by his father, Roland Atlas Burgess.

M. Duane Burgess

Duane was a cabinet maker instructor for Greensville Correctional Center and grew up in Vincent’s Gove United Methodist Church. He was a member of South Hill Masonic Lodge No. 297 AF&AM and was an Eagle Scout.

Left to cherish his memory is his love of 25 years, Donna Marie Newbold; his mother, Shirley S. Burgess; a sister, Sheila Gillenwater; two brothers, Neil Burgess (Susan) and Dennis Burgess (Robin); and nieces and nephews, Greg Burgess (Kim), Leah Burgess (Ryan), Matthew Burgess (Jessie), Anneliese Schlachter (Ryan), Haley and Marissa Gillenwater and Stuart Breeden (Mallory); and great nieces, great nephews and cousins.

A funeral service with Masonic Rites will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21 in Wright Funeral Home in Franklin with the Rev. Mike Harrington officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Courtland. The family will receive friends from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home and also one hour prior to the service and suggests that in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society.