Thomson, Ga. - Mr. William Howard "Tootie" Burnley, 62, of Thomson, entered into rest Friday, October 16, 2009.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, October 18, 2009, at Second Baptist Church with the Revs. Danny Burnley and Ron Drawdy officiating. Interment followed in Westview Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Phillip Russell, Charles Lyons, Dennis Allen, Richard Bruntz, Brian Adkins and Kevin Burnley.
Mr. Burnley was a lifelong resident of McDuffie County and was the son of the late Wiley M. Burnley and the late Helen Wells Burnley. He served in the U.S. National Guard and was retired from Bellsouth as a lineman with more than 30 years of service. Mr. Burnley was a member of Second Baptist Church and was currently serving as the Sunday School Superintendent.
Survivors include his wife, Pam S. Burnley of Thomson; son, Steve Burnley and wife, Lessie, of Thomson; daughters, Nichole Goldstein and husband, Jon, of Atlanta, and Lois Brown and her fiance', Mike Anglin, of Evans; stepchildren, Crystal Fleming and husband, Bo, of Warrenton, and Allen Smith and wife, Jessica, of Dearing; brothers, Sonny Burnley, and Tommy Burnley, both of Thomson, and the Rev. Danny Burnley, of Simpsonville, S.C.: sisters, Marian Henry and Wylene Inman, both of Augusta; grandchildren, Harper Bryant, Grant Burnley, Shayne Smith, Peyton Smith, Isabelle Goldstein, Zeke Brown, Chloe Goldstein and Cutler Fleming.
Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.