Edward H. Burnside

Mr. Edward H. Burnside, 88, of Ellijay, died Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta.

He was born Dec. 11, 1928, in Daytona Beach, Fla., to the late John E, and Jettie Jane Pogue Burnside. He graduated from Forest Lake Academy in Apoka, Fla. He then graduated with a chemistry and biology degree from Madison College in Madison, Tenn. He worked in doctors’ offices and managed hospital laboratories, including Watkins Memorial Hospital in Ellijay in the 1970s. He was a member of the Ellijay Seventh-day Adventist Church.

He is survived by wife of 46 years, Wilberta “Birdie” Burnside; son and daughter-in-law, E. Hale Burnside II, M.D. and Ying Li of McDonough; daughter, Janis White, Ph.D., of New Market, Va.; six grandchildren, Erinn B. (Paul) Myers, Jennifer Burnside, Robert “Bobby” Burnside, Keith E. White,  Hannah W. (Matt) Hutman and Mary Bailey White; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Ellijay Seventh-day Adventist Church with Leon Weeks of Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, Tenn., officiating.

Family visitation will be held one hour before the service. 

Condolences can be made at www.bernhardtfh.com.

Bernhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Times Courier

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1076
Ellijay, GA. 30540

Phone: 706-635-4313
Fax: 706-635-7006