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Betty Fay (Tay) Burgess

June 29, 1937 ~ September 28, 2021 (age 84)


Betty Faye (Tay) Burgess, age 84, of Chattanooga passed away Tuesday September 28, 2021, at Signature Healthcare in Cleveland.

Betty Faye was a native of Summerville, GA and longtime resident of McMinn and Meigs Counties before moving to Chattanooga.  She was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Geneva Kennedy Burgess.  She is also proceeded by a brother Charles Burgess and wife Jearldean.

Betty Faye was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church in Chattanooga.  She worked as an Executive Assistant for over 30 years at Unum Provident Insurance Company.

Betty Faye is survived by her

Sister Frances Mattson and husband Dairl of Georgetown;

Brother Max Burgess and wife Christine of Athens;

Several Nieces, Nephews Great Nieces and Great Nephews.

Graveside Services will be at 4 PM, Friday October 1, 2021 at Foster Cemetery with Nephew Jason Burgess speaking.

The family will receive friends from 2 – 3 PM Friday at Ziegler Funeral Home.

Pallbearers Akie McDaniel, Jake McDaniel, Ty Coffelt, Ryan Coffelt, Sean Burgess and Jason Burgess.

If you cannot attend the visitation or gravesides services, you are encouraged to sign the online registry at: www.zieglerfuneralhome.com

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Betty Faye (Tay) Burgess.

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October 1, 2021

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
ATHENS, TN 37303-3490

Graveside Service
October 1, 2021

4:00 PM
Foster Cemetery
County Road 279
Niota, TN 37826

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