Wilma Burgess Curtright, daughter of the late Louis and Lottie Whitlock Hodge was born July 14, 1922, in Leachville, Ark., and passed away Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould, Ark., at the age of 89.
She was married to Bill Curtright, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by three sons, James Leon Burgess, Jerry Don Burgess and Junior Burgess; one daughter, Mary Nell Burgess; two sisters; three brothers; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Survivors include one son, Joe Burgess and wife, Mickie, of Rector, Ark.; seven daughters, Vera Mae Bishop and husband, Jerry, of Cardwell, Mo., Polly Lewis, of Aurora, Ill., Kathy Blankenship and husband, Jep, of Paragould, Brenda Preast, of Arbyrd, Mo., Jo Ann Burgess, and Donna Burns and husband, Carl, all of Hornersville, Mo., and Vickie Burgess, of Hardy, Ark.; 36 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren; 42 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and other relatives and many friends.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., today, Thursday, Oct. 6, at McDaniel Funeral Home in Senath, Mo.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 7, at the First Baptist Church in Senath with Rev. Kevin Sullivan and Pastor Clara Lett officiating.
Burial will follow in the Lulu Cemetery near Senath.