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Gene Migel Burckette: Tabor City

    Gene Migel Burckette of Tabor City died Thursday, Jan. 29 at Grand Stand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach. He was 69.
    He was the son of the late Earl and Laura Milligan Burckette and was also preceded in death by a brother, Jackie Edward Burckette.  
    Gene was a Vietnam War Veteran serving in the US Air Force. For many years Gene was an insurance agent for Jefferson Pilot Life and for the past 15 years he was employed as a rural carrier for the Tabor City Post Office.
    He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Tina Lynn Duncan Burckette of the home; a step-daughter, Alyssa Dudney Siler of Winston-Salem.
    Final rites were held 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1 at Worthington Funeral Home with Reverend Terry Dove and Reverend Haywood Fowler officiating. Interment followed in Chadbourn Memorial Cemetery.
    Memorials may be made to Columbus County Humane Society, P.O. Box 742, Whiteville, NC 28472.
    A guest register is available here.

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