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Earl Burgess, 92, of CabotFree Access


Earl Seymore (Popeye) Burgess, 92, of Cabot, went to be with the Lord on  Sept. 21. 

He was born in Austin on March 7, 1931, to Richard and Lottie Burgess.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Burgess; mother, Lottie Hefner Burgess; brothers, Robert, Loyd, and Johnny; sister, Louise Skinner; and daughter, Barbara Burgess.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Frances Sue Burgess of Cabot; daughter, Carolyn (Jim) McClendon of Austin; son, Richard (Sheila) Burgess of Cabot; sisters, Pat Dodd of Cabot and Marcia Watson of Benton; 7 grandchildren, Justin (Kristen) McClendon, Emily McClendon, Kristi (Jarod) Maynard, Stephanie (Clint) Roper, Breyanne (Clint) Watson, Tiffanie (Jared) Fowlkes, Jessica (Jacob) Knight; and 16 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Monday, September 25, 2023, from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Smith Westbrook Funeral Home, 404 W Dewitt Henry Dr, Beebe, Arkansas 72012. A graveside service will follow at Hicks Cemetery in Lonoke with an ETA of noon.

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