J. Henry Burgess

Published 2:24 pm Monday, February 12, 2024

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NEWSOMS – James Henry Burgess, 78, passed away on Feb. 8, 2024. Born and raised in Winton, North Carolina, he was a son of the late Clayton Henry Burgess and Stella Hill Wall Burgess. He was also predeceased by a sister, Delia Losey.

J. Henry Burgess

Henry was a graduate of Winton High School and served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a machine technician for Franklin Equipment Company. Henry was a member of Clarksbury Baptist Church.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 52 years, Phyllis Kaye Burgess; a daughter, Michelle Kaye Kello (Lee) of Bridgewater; a son, James Kevin Burgess (Patrick Evans) of Akron, Ohio; three sisters, Dorothy Beshara of Newton, North Carolina, Kim York (Ken) of Shallotte, North Carolina and Stella Boone of Cary, North Carolina; two brothers, Clayton Burgess of Harrellsville, North Carolina and Billy Wayne Burgess (Lynn) of Sedley; three grandsons, Richard John and Layton Kello and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15 in Wright Funeral Home in Franklin with the Rev. Darwin Edwards officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Beechwood Cemetery in Boykins. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service and suggests that memorial donations be made to CHDK or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.