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Celebrating the life of
Dr. Ernest R. Burriss, Jr. DDS
August 29, 1927 - August 20, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. - Tuesday, August 22, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Memorial Service
  • 6:00 p.m. - Tuesday, August 22, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200

I am sorry for your loss. Death is always a painful event for us all. However Jehovah offers us comfort in the Bible at Isaiah 25:8. I always find this scripture to be of encouragement. Jehovah promises to do away with death and all things that bring us pain. How satisfying that will be. May joyful memories fill your minds and hearts through this difficult time.

Roosevelt G, Savannah, Ga

Our sincere condolences,Hosea 13:14 reminds us of a wonderful hope for the future, it says: From the power of the grave I (God) will redeem them; From death I will recover them. May this scripture offer you and your dear loved ones a measure of comfort during this difficult time.

Ursula , Pooler, Ga

I'm sorry for your loss. Death is a painful ordeal. The scripture at Revelation 21:4 gives hope. There, Jehovah God, promises to do away with sickness and death very soon. This scripture has helped me in the past when dealing with loss. I hope it helps you too. For more information, please visit jw.org.

Brittani, Pooler, Ga

Mac, Cynthia and the Burriss family, we are so sorry for your father's passing.

Murray and Petrina Wu, Wellington, New Zealand,

So sorry for your loss. May your family find comfort in the healing hands of time.

Glen & Lynn Courtwright, Roswell, GA

We would like to offer our most sincere sympathy to the Burriss family. Dr. Burriss was not just our dentist but also a friend for many many years. He was a wonderful man and will be sadly missed. Our prayers are with you during this time. There is no doubt we will see him again one fine day. That eternal promise helps us to say good-bye for now. Sincerely, Sharon and Gary Mitchell Faye Roberts

Sharon Roberts Mitchell, Savannah , GA

Thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Roebie, Annette and I will be making a donation to the Wesley Monumental UMC on behalf of your Father. Respectfully, Greg and Annette Wichmann

Greg and Annette Wichmann, Wake Forest, NC

Candle tribute by-

Dottie Rody , Savannah , Ga

I work with Cynthia and wanted to offer my condolences to the whole family on the passing of Dr. Burriss. I know that he was loved by many and will be missed.

Karen Marshall, Savannah, Ga

To the family, I am so sorry for your loss. May the peace and comfort of God surround you during this most difficult time. 1Peter5:7

sheila gordon, w. babylon, n.y.

Dr. Ernie Burriss died on August 20th, 2017. The son of Glenn Craig and Ernest Roeber Burriss was born in Wilmington, NC on August 29th, 1927. Moving to Savannah in 1935, he attended local schools. He was a graduate of Plant High School in Tampa, FL.

After graduation he joined the United States Navy and served as a PhM3rdc. After discharge he entered Emory University and graduated with a DDS degree from Emory Dental School. Ernie practiced dentistry in Savannah for 34 years.

He was an active member of Wesley Monumental United Methodist church at the time of his death. Ernie was an Honorable Fellow of the Georgia Dental Association, past president of the Savannah Dental Society and past president of the Southeast District Dental Society. He was elected a Fellow in the American College of Dentists in 1981. He served on the Georgia Board of Dentistry from 1977 to 1982, and as President of the board 1981-1982.

Active in the church and the community, Ernie was a graduate of the Savannah Leadership Seminar, past member of the Savannah Kiwanis Club, advisor to the Circle K at Armstrong College, past board member of the YMCA, District Treasurer of the Boy Scouts, Sanctuary Building Committee Chairman at Wilmington Island United Methodist Church, Church Lay Leader, and Sunday School teacher with his wife, Ethel.

He is survived by his wife Ethel McCurry Burriss, three sons E. Roebie III and his wife Robbin of Leesburg, GA, Mac McCurry and wife Chrissie of Savannah, Peter Craig and wife Lycia of Fayetteville, GA, and daughter Cynthia and husband Ray Brinson of Savannah, four grandsons, four granddaughters, and 2 great-grand sons.

Visitation will be at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 22, 2017 with a memorial service following at 6:00 p.m.

Remembrances:  In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church Mission Fund, 429 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA 31401.

 

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I am sorry for your loss. Death is always a painful event for us all. However Jehovah offers us comfort in the Bible at Isaiah 25:8. I always find this scripture to be of encouragement. Jehovah promises to do away with death and all things that bring us pain. How satisfying that will be. May joyful memories fill your minds and hearts through this difficult time.

Roosevelt G, Savannah, Ga

Our sincere condolences,Hosea 13:14 reminds us of a wonderful hope for the future, it says: From the power of the grave I (God) will redeem them; From death I will recover them. May this scripture offer you and your dear loved ones a measure of comfort during this difficult time.

Ursula , Pooler, Ga

I'm sorry for your loss. Death is a painful ordeal. The scripture at Revelation 21:4 gives hope. There, Jehovah God, promises to do away with sickness and death very soon. This scripture has helped me in the past when dealing with loss. I hope it helps you too. For more information, please visit jw.org.

Brittani, Pooler, Ga

Mac, Cynthia and the Burriss family, we are so sorry for your father's passing.

Murray and Petrina Wu, Wellington, New Zealand,

So sorry for your loss. May your family find comfort in the healing hands of time.

Glen & Lynn Courtwright, Roswell, GA

We would like to offer our most sincere sympathy to the Burriss family. Dr. Burriss was not just our dentist but also a friend for many many years. He was a wonderful man and will be sadly missed. Our prayers are with you during this time. There is no doubt we will see him again one fine day. That eternal promise helps us to say good-bye for now. Sincerely, Sharon and Gary Mitchell Faye Roberts

Sharon Roberts Mitchell, Savannah , GA

Candle tribute lit by Terry and Nancy Reis — North Carolina

Thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Roebie, Annette and I will be making a donation to the Wesley Monumental UMC on behalf of your Father. Respectfully, Greg and Annette Wichmann

Greg and Annette Wichmann, Wake Forest, NC

Candle tribute by-

Dottie Rody , Savannah , Ga

I work with Cynthia and wanted to offer my condolences to the whole family on the passing of Dr. Burriss. I know that he was loved by many and will be missed.

Karen Marshall, Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by CHERYL CLAY — Georgia

To the family, I am so sorry for your loss. May the peace and comfort of God surround you during this most difficult time. 1Peter5:7

sheila gordon, w. babylon, n.y.

Candle tribute lit by Lisa Lindsey — Georgia


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