Ivan Dale Burgess

GLEN ROGERS -- Ivan Dale Burgess, 42, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999, in a Beckley hospital following a short illness. Born Jan. 2, 1957, in Charleston, he was the son of the late Earl E. and Sylvia Landers Burgess. Mr. Burgess spent his early childhood in Charleston moving to Glen Rogers in 1968. He was a 1975 graduate of Glen Rogers High School and was an employee of Mystic Energy at Wharton in Boone County. He was a member of the Glen Roger Community Church. In his spare time he enjoyed restoring cars, fishing, and going on outings with his family and many of the children in the community. He was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Lee Burgess and a nephew, Nathan Tweed. Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Charlotte Lester Burgess; two children, Ivan Dale "D.J." Burgess Jr. and Della Suzanne Burgess, both at home; six sisters, Geraldine Poore and her husband, Richard, of Statesville, N.C., Jewels Bails, of Glen Rogers, Rebecca Tweed and her husband, Nathan, of Cleveland, Ohio, Edna Farris and her husband, Jeff, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., June Bailey and her husband, Connie, of Fairdale, and Sandy Bailey and her husband, Anthony, of Fairdale; four brothers, Danny Burgess and his wife, Libby, of Forest, Va., Larry Burgess and his wife, Betty, of Glen Rogers, Billy Burgess of Hickory, N.C., and David Burgess and his wife, Aleshia, of Statesville, N.C.; and by a host of nephews and nieces. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Melton Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Lee Swor and Rev. Harry Lafferty officiating. Burial will follow in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be nephews and friends. Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.

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