WATKINSVILLE - Lois Bowles Burgess, 80, wife of the late Henry Calvin Burgess, died Wednesday, March 21, 2012.
A native of Athens, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Flora Bowles. In addition to her husband and parents, Lois was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law, Marion and Clinton Bales. She retired from Reliance Electric.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Ron and Sara Burgess, Loxley, Ala., Michael and Marsha Burgess, Watkinsville; sister, Rosa (Glen) Roland; brothers, Delmar (Mary) Bowles, and Tom (Judy) Bowles; grandchildren, Veronica Shehee, Michael Burgess, Karen Griffin, Rhonda Judy, Chris Hayman, Julia DeForest, and Scott Simmons; and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, March 24, at 11 a.m. at Antioch Christian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 Friday, March 23, at Oconee Chapel Funeral Directors. Honorary pallbearers will be Vann Shehee, Blake Judy, Christopher Simmons, Michael Burgess, Russell Bales, Jim Bales and Dale Bowles.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Oconee Chapel Funeral Directors, Watkinsville, are in charge of arrangements.