Pictorial Tribute to Bill Burgess

Billy G. Burgess, 80, of Huntersville died June 14, 2014. He was born on July 13, 1933 in Haywood County to the late Floyd and Ethel Burgess. He served in the US Navy.

He retired from the City of Charlotteā€™s Utility Department as Supervisor of the Catawba River Pump Station. He was a member and past master of the Long Creek Masonic Lodge No. 205 and Friendship Lodge No. 700. Billy was a certified lecturer and a past DDGL of the 31st District of NC.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Bonnie Woods Burgess; sons, Chuck and wife Barbara of Huntersville, Mike and wife Betty of Kenansville and Tom and wife Pam of Concord; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Timi Burgess Moore Eaton.

Memorials may be made to the Masonic Home for Children in Oxford, 600 College St. Oxford, NC 27565 or Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 10500 Beatties Ford Rd. Huntersville, NC 28078.

The family will receive friends from 5-7pm Monday, June 16, at James Funeral Home, 10520 Arahova Dr. Huntersville. The funeral service will be held at 11 AM Tuesday at Hopewell Presbyterian Church with Rev. Alan Purtill officiating. Interment will follow at the Woods Family Cemetery, Ferguson, NC at 2:30pm.

James Funeral Home is serving the family.


Bill Burgess Passed Away Saturday Morning

bill1Brothers, families and friends of Long Creek Lodge

It is with great sadnessĀ that I report that brother Bill Burgess passed away Saturday morning.

Visitation will be held tomorrow, Monday June 16 from 5 to 7pm at James Funeral Home in Huntersville. James is located at 10520 Arahova Dr in Huntersville.

The funeral will be held Tuesday morning June 17 at 11am at Hopewell Presbyterian Church at 10500 Beaties Ford Road in Huntersville.

The graveside service will be held at 2:30pm on Tuesday afternoon at the family cemetery on Elk Creek Darby Rd in Ferguson, NC in Wilkes county.

Please pass this information along to others you know and to other lodge secretaries as we know Bill had a great many friends.