2008-05-15 / Obituaries


Wilmer Lee Burroughs, 58, of Whatley died May 1, 2008 at an area hospital. He was born July 23, 1949.

Survivors include two brothers, Isaiah Burroughs, Whatley, Alvin Burroughs, Clarksville, Tenn.; eight sisters, Mary Patterson, Barbara Burroughs, both of Long Island, N.Y., Cleretta Brown, Josephine Slaughter, both of Dayton, Ohio, Margie Burroughs, Daisy Burroughs, both of Hampton, Va., Marion Rowland, Gainestown, Annette Burroughs, North Lauderdale, Fla.; three he raised, Edie, Heather and Melvie Tucker, all of Miami, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father and 10 siblings.

The service was May 10 at 2 p.m. at Indian Ridge Baptist Church in Whatley. Burial was in the Indian Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery in Whatley. Reese Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were William Burroughs, Ethan Pinkney Sr., Ken Horn, Sammy Jones Jr., Alphonza Harris, and Kenneth Creighton.

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