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Mr. Tommie Burroughs
Craig R. Tremble Funeral Home, Statesboro Chapel
Mr. Tommie Burroughs
Mr. Tommie Burroughs, age 105, passed away on Monday, October 8th, at the East Georgia Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born on October 23, 1912, in Bulloch County to the late Spencer and Laura Burroughs and was the ninth of 10 siblings, all which preceded him in death.
    He was a member of Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Church, where he served faithfully as the head steward until his health failed. He was a member of the Masonic Truthful Lodge #375, where he served as a secretary for over 25 years, and a member of the Goodwill and Charity Lodges No. 2 and 3.
    He leaves to cherish his loving daughters, Mrs. Verlene (Willie) Underwood of Cincinnati, Ohio; and Mrs. Catherine Williams of South Bend, Indiana; a loving son, Mr. William (WT) Burroughs of South Bend, Indiana; a loving grandson he raised, Mr. Wilbert Burroughs of Metter, Ga.; 14 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, 34 great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
    Viewing will be held Friday, October 12, 2018, from 3-8 p.m. at the Craig R. Tremble Funeral Home, Statesboro Chapel.
    The homegoing celebration for Mr. Tommie Burroughs will be held Saturday, October 13, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the Johnson Grove Baptist Church, 149 Johnson Grove Church Road, Portal, Ga., with the Rev. Maurice Hill, presiding/pastor, and the Rev. Larry Cone as eulogist. Interment will be held in the church cemetery.
    Mr. Tommie Burroughs will lie in state from noon until the funeral hour. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.
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    Craig R. Tremble Funeral Home, Statesboro Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Statesboro Herald, October 12, 2018

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