November 29, 2013

Edker Busie

Dalton Daily Citizen

— Mr. Edker Busie, 87, of Dalton, departed this life Thursday evening, Nov. 28, 2013, in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family. 

Edker was born April 21, 1926, in Shannon, a son of the late Free and Texie Picklesaymer Busie. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Bessie Spivey, Irene Rainey and Lucy Green; his brothers, the Rev. Freeman Busie and Arthur Busie. 

Edker was retired from Henderson Electric Co., worked many years at Masterpiece Finishing Co. and more than 20 years at Crown Cotton Mill. Edker was a member of Crosspointe Christian Centre for more than 50 years. He proudly served his country during World War II, in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his loving wife, Emogene Akins Busie of the home and would have celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on Jan. 25, 2014; daughter and son-in-law, Betty Jean and Phillip Holtzclaw; son and daughter-in-law, Eugene and Linda Akins; grandchildren, Keith and Tammy Holtzclaw, Jason and Deborah Holtzclaw, Cara and Mohammad Belhaj; great-grandchildren, Olivia Helmes, Elisha Helmes, Kaylee Holtzclaw, Tommy Peden, Lauren Holtzclaw and Brianna Peden; sisters-in-law, Lexie Busie and Altha Clark, all of Dalton; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Services to celebrate the life of Mr. Edker Busie will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Ponders Melrose Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Edwards officiating. He will be laid to rest at Center Valley United Methodist Church Cemetery in Murray County with Keith Holtzclaw, Jason Holtzclaw, Tommy Peden, Elisha Helmes, James Busie and Derrick Hicks serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at Ponders Melrose Chapel from 5 to 9 p.m. today and after 11 a.m. Sunday until the service hour.

Arrangements are by Ponders Melrose Chapel, Funeral Home, Cemetery, Crematory and Florist, Dalton; (706) 226-4002.