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2522 E. Broadway
P. O. Box 722
Forrest City, AR 72335
Phone: (870) 633-8135
Fax: 870-633-8136
Amos Burgess

Amos "Dad" Burgess Sr.

Sunday, August 3rd, 1930 - Thursday, February 28th, 2019
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Clay Funeral Home
P. O. Box 722
2522 East Broadway
Forrest City, AR 72336

Mr. Amos Burgess, Sr. 88 of Widener, died on Thursday, February 28th, 2019, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, TN.
Mr. Burgess was born August 3rd, 1930, in Widener AR, to the late Mr. Anderson Burgess and the late Mrs. Bessie King.

Survivors are his eleven children: Roberta Echols of Maidosn , AR, Jonathan Burgess, Sr., of Heth, AR, Amos Burgess, Jr., of Round Pond, AR, Nancy Ann Burton of Round Pond, AR, Terry Burgess, Sr., of Widener, AR, Pearlene Barnett of Round Pond, AR, Ruthie Whitby of Widener,AR, David Burgess, Sr., of Round Pond, AR, Elbert Burgess of Round Pond, AR, Bernice Word of Widener, AR, and Bernetta Jones of Widener, AR ; He acquired 120 grandchildren, 45 great granchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
The Funeral Service for Mr. Amos Burgess, Sr. will be 10:00am on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Greater Mt. Moriah, Caldwell, AR. Interment will be in Forrest City Cemetery, Forrest City, Arkansas.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm on Friday, March 8, 2019, at CLAY FUNERAL HOME, 2522 East Broadway, Forrest City, AR.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 8th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Friday, March 8th, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    2522 East Broadway
    FORREST CITY, AR 72335
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 9th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, March 9th, 2019 10:00am
    Greater Mt. Moriah
    Hwy 1
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  • Interment

    Forrest City Cemetery
    FORREST CITY, AR 72335
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Shirley Williams Thorn

Posted at 10:21pm
Burgess family, My sympathy to this very special loving family. Your father's spirit will live on through the hearts and minds of his family, which he loved so dearly. He was a unique person, and the many lives he touched in his life time will never be forgotten. Celebrate this wonderful life that " DAD" your father so well lived. What a blessing for all the years that you were able to share with him. The many holidays, birthdays, family reunions, weddings, graduations, birth of a child and last just gathering together to share love for each others. Celebrate what God has given to you for all these years. Praying for your family for peace, comfort, strength, and healing today and the coming days.




Posted at 12:08pm
I’m very sorry for your loss. May the love of family, friends and Almighty God bring you strength and comfort during your time of grief. (Isaiah 41:10) And may the resurrection promise found at John 5:28, 29 bring hope and peace.

Mike and Lisa Barnett

Posted at 05:17pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Delores Farr Morelon - MGNAAI

Posted at 01:31pm
“A word of comfort and of hope, that in your deepest sorrow, you will find new strength and peace of mind and courage for tomorrow.” Please know that you are in our prayers.

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