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Margaret Vickers Burgess

October 17, 2008

Margaret Vickers Burgess, 97. of Albany died Thursday, October 16, 2008 following an illness.

Her funeral services will be 11 AM Monday, October 20, 2008 at Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church with the interment to follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Rev. Nancy Scarbrough and Dr. Andy Goode will officiate.  The family will receive friends 5 PM to 7 PM Sunday, October 19, 2008 at Kimbrell-Stern.

She was a  native of Ashland AL, and the baby of twelve children. Mrs. Burgess  lived in Albany for a great number of years.  She was a member of Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church since 1963, a member of  the Fellowship Sunday School class and the United Methodist  Womens Circle # 6.

She and her late husband Mr. Otis Burgess helped start the Albany Association for Retarded Citizens, now known as Albany Advocacy Resourse Center (ARC) in 1963, and they helped establish the residential programs for the clients of ARC, which are considered a model for the state. 

The lights of her life were  her son Alan and assisting other citizens with disabilities.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis M. Burgess, and her son Alan Burgess.

She is survived by great number of nieces and nephews and a host of close friends and acquaintances.

Special thanks are given to Mrs. Burgess's caregivers: Mae Benson, Brenda Spain, and Carol Rice, her nurse Peggy Bish, and her physician, Dr. James Hotz.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Albany Advocacy Resource Center at Albany ARC, P.O. Box 71026, Albany, GA  31709 and Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church, 2200 Dawson Rd., Albany, GA  31707

You may sign the online register and share your own thoughts and memories with the family of Mrs. Burgess by visiting Kimbrell-Stern's website at

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