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Felcie Ballou Burgess / March 24, 2011
Felcie Ballou Burgess of South Boston died Monday, March 21, 2011 at The Woodview. She was born in Halifax County on May 25, 1917 and was 93 at the time of her death.

She was the daughter of the late James Wesley Ballou and Mary Etta Edwards Ballou and was married to the late Wilton C. Burgess. Prior to her death Mrs. Burgess was the oldest member of Main Street United Methodist Church where she was active in the Women’s Circle.

Mrs. Burgess is survived by two sons, Wilton B. Burgess and wife Kitty of Lynchburg and James W. Burgess and wife Patricia of Halifax, four grandsons, Daryl S. Burgess, Todd A. Burgess and M. Dean Burgess, all of Lynchburg and James W. Burgess II of Raleigh, N.C. and three great grandchildren, Kylee Burgess, Connor Burgess and Karsen Burgess, all of Lynchburg. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Wesley O., William C. and Sanford Ray Ballou.

A funeral for Mrs. Burgess was conducted on Wednesday, March 23 at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. George Gorman officiating. Burial followed in Oak Ridge cemetery.

For memorials please consider Main Street United Methodist Church, 701 North Main Street, South Boston, Virginia 24592 or a charity of choice.

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