January 15, 1938 – December 28, 2018
Ioma Farner Burger, age 80, of Farner, TN, passed away Friday, December 28, 2018. Mrs. Burger was born in Coker Creek, TN to the late Pearlie William Farner and Rosie Hughes Farner. She was a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arvil Burger and granddaughters, Lori Burger and Alicia Burger.
She is survived by children, Cleaston (Rose) Burger of Farner, TN and Barbara (Hayes) Kernea of Morganton, GA; brothers, Sylvester Farner of Turtletown, TN and Ricky Farner of Ducktown, TN; sisters, Bet Shaw of Coker Creek, TN, Irene Clements of Maryville, TN, Bettie Lee Purkey, Alcoa, TN; grandchildren, Eric Davis, Gage Kernea; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Burger, Chandler Burger, Constance Huskins, Ethan Huskins; one great-great grandchildren, Caleb Phelan. Many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 31, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. from the Akins Funeral Home of Copperhill Chapel with Rev. Mitchell Allen officiating. Music was by Peyton O’Neal, Randall and Grace Payne. Pallbearers included William Lee, Cody Farner, Larry Farner and Jason Farner. Interment followed in the Community Baptist Church Cemetery. Condolences to the family may be sent online to www.akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Copperhill was in charge of the arrangements.
Florence Virginia Burger, age 79, of Ducktown, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at Fannin Regional Hospital. Mrs. Burger was born April 19, 1939, in Murphy, NC. She was of the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by husband, Parks Kenneth Burger.
Survivors include sons, Mike (Glenda) Burger and Gary Burger, grandsons, Brandon (Candace) Burger, and Adam Waters, granddaughters, Stacy (Mike) Herndon, and Candice Forrest, great-granddaughters, Savannah and Chole Herndon, Evelyn Burger, and great-grandson, Jacoby Forrest.
Funeral services: Thursday, October 4, 2018, at 7:00 pm at the Finch-Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ray Harper officiating. Rick Thomas will provide music. Serving as pallbearers, Brandon Burger, Mike Herndon, Brian Johnson, Tim Parks, Robert Ensley, Tyler White, and Chris Heaton. Interment will be Friday morning, October 5, 2018, at 10:00 am in the Swanson Cemetery in Cherokee County, NC.
The family will receive friends at the Finch-Cochran Funeral Home of McCaysville, Thursday, October 4, 2018, 5:00 pm -7:00 pm.
Arrangements entrusted to the Finch-Cochran Funeral Home of McCaysville, GA. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.