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George Horace Burke

February 22, 1928 ~ May 31, 2019 (age 91)

Mr. George Horace Burke, age 91, of Broxton, Georgia, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019 at Coffee Regional Medical Center in Douglas, Georgia due to an extended illness. Mr. Burke was born in Douglas, Georgia on February 22, 1928 to the late Archie Burke and Myrtice Conners Burke.

His survivors include: Wife, Betty Lorraine Thurman Burke of Broxton, GA: Three Sons, Ted Burke and wife Elaine of Broxton, GA, Billy J. Burke and wife Cindy of Douglas, GA, and George Horace Burke Jr. and wife Teresa of Wray, GA.: Six Grandchildren, Tracy Burke, Jason Burke, Amber Bounds, Justin Burke, Chris Burke, and Josh Burke.: Eight Great-Grandchildren, Kalie Torres, Austin Burke, Jakson Bounds, Jeremiah Burke, Lila Bounds, Rylee Burke, Aden Burke, and Ava Claire Burke.: One Great-Great-Grandchild, Beckham Torres, along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Mr. Burke was preceded in death by: One sister, Virginia McCook, two brothers, Billy Burke and Larry Burke, and two grandchildren, Christy Nichole Burke and Amy Nichole Burke.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 6:00PM until 9:00PM at Sims Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 2:00PM at the Broxton United Methodist Church with Rev. Gary Griffin and Rev. Kevin Bounds officiating. Mrs. Margaret Bullington and Mr. Tracy Burke will give a eulogy. The interment will follow at the Broxton City Cemetery with Rev. Joey Copeland to officiate the committal.

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Sims Funeral Home, Douglas, GA is in charge of arrangements.

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