2017-09-27 / Obituaries

Ortents Burke “Miss Piggie” Beard

Mrs. Ortents Burke “Miss Piggie” Beard, age 84, of Millen died Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at PruittHealth-Bethany.

She was born in Screven County, a retired childcare provider and a member of the West Millen Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton “Al” Beard; her parents, Ivin and Evie Loren Burke; brothers, Charles, Donald, and Ronald Burke; sisters Myrtle McKinney, Mildred Parrish; and grandson, Craig Jackson.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 at West Millen Baptist Church with Rev. Andy Allen and Rev. Butch Taylor officiating. Visitation was at the church starting one hour before the service. Burial followed in the Millen Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were her grandsons.

Survivors include her three daughters, Linda B Jackson (Round), Joan B. Brown (Ralph), and Marie B. Taylor (Ricky) all of Millen; grandchildren, Winona (Chuck) Lindsey, Christa Walters, Al Jackson, Richard Taylor, Lisa (Chuck) Richardson, Luke Morris, and Jada (Brad) Dailey, all of Millen. She has ten great grandchildren and two greatgreat grandchildren.

Crowe-Fields Funeral Home, Inc. in charge of arrangements.

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