Nellie Burgess

Nellie Burgess (Arnold)

Wednesday, August 16th, 1939 - Tuesday, May 18th, 2021
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Nellie Bell Arnold Burgess, age 81 of Alto, passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

Born in Baldwin, Georgia on August 16, 1939, she was a daughter of the late Johnny Arnold and Pauline Dalton Arnold. Mrs. Burgess retired from Carwood Manufacturing after many years of service.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Wilson Burgess; brothers, Jesse Arnold and Reuben Krockum; sister, Ruby Myers.

Surviving are her sons and daughter-in-law, Ernest Lee “Pete” Burgess of Alto and Doug & Virginia Burgess of Eastanollee; grandchildren, Nathan Burgess, Joseph Burgess, Andrew Burgess, Lauren Burgess and Stephanie Burgess; 3 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 pm, Friday, May 21, 2021 in the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin and Stewart with Rev. Chad Parker officiating. Interment will follow in Mud Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Thursday at the funeral home.

Those in attendance are asked to please adhere to the public health and social distancing guidelines regarding COVID-19.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 20th, 2021 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, May 20th, 2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home
    175 Vfw Post Road
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, May 21st, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Friday, May 21st, 2021 2:00pm
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Chapel
    175 VFW Post Rd
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Chad Parker
  • Interment

    Mud Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
    Mud Creek Road
    30531, GA 30510
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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