James BurgessMay 28, 1935 ~ November 11, 2017 (age 82)
James Burgess, age 82, of Franklin, NC, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017. He was born in Macon County, the son of the late Charlie and Carrie Penland Burgess. Mr. Burgess worked for the Town of Franklin, he liked hunting, fishing, and walking his dog. He attended New Bethel Baptist Church. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Elouise Louise Burgess.
He is survived by a daughter, Janet Louise Burgess of Franklin, NC; grandchildren, Matthew Burgess (Kayla), Kevin Burgess and his fiance April Jackson of Franklin, NC, and Ryan Burgess; great‑grandchildren, Kayleigh Gibbs, Kylee Burgess and Kailin Burgess; sister, Julia Freeman of Franklin, NC; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, November 16th at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant‑Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Mozart Moliere. officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Michael Chavis, Willis Chavis, Greg Hall, Jeremiah Manning, Larry Manning and Tracy Wright. The family will receive friends from 1:00 till 2:00 pm, prior to the service at the funeral home.
Bryant‑Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Burgess family. Online condolences may be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.