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Anna Burgess

Anna Lou Burgess, age 92, died Dec. 30, 2013.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, J.H. “Jake” Burgess, Jr.; grandson John H. “Bert” Burgess, IV, and her infant daughter Rita June Burgess; mother, Elizabeth Love; father Herbert Van Pless; brothers Earl, Edward, and Gaines Pless; and sister Maudine Holmes.

Survivors include her son, John H. “Sonny” Burgess, III and his wife Virgie; granddaughter Ginger and her husband John Schmidt and two great-grandchildren, Jessica and Jake Schmidt; three sisters Hazel Conway, Mildred Jones and Carolyn Fisher; three brothers, Harold, Bob, and Herschel Leon Pless; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Anna Lou was a lifelong member of Caney Creek Church where she taught Sunday School for many years and was instrumental in ensuring there was always children’s programs. Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke.

Funeral Services were at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at Caney Creek Baptist Church with interment in Hicks Cemetery.


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