Obituaries 01-12-23

January 11, 2023


April 28, 1941-Jan. 6, 2023

Graveside services for Aline Burgess Rigney, 81, of Waynesboro, were

conducted on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023 from Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, with Rev.

Larry Reynolds officiating.

Born in Greene County on Monday, April 28, 1941 to the late William

Claude Burgess and Vermell Burgess, she was a member of Buckatunna Free

Will Baptist Church. She was retired as a Line Worker with Wells Lamont

Glove Factory.

She died on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023 at her residence, surrounded by her

loving family.

She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, John Paul Rigney; two

daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Tommy Kelley and Tamara and Larry

Roach, all of Waynesboro; her brother, J.C. "Bud" Burgess of Buckatunna;

her sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and James Snellgrove of Shubuta;

three grandchildren and their respective spouses, Jona and Corey Stevens

of Waynesboro, Megan and Corey Hancock of Starkville and Toby and Kalin

Roach of Fairhope, Ala.; and three great-grandchildren, Reese, Brantley

and Millie Thomas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Claude Burgess and

Vermell Burgess; a daughter, Sherline Rigney; two brothers, William

"Vardie" Burgess and John Allen Burgess; and five sisters, Zelina

Rainwater, Mary Lynn Mayo, Glendine Holliman, Texine Smith and Azaline


An online guestbook can be signed at

Freeman Funeral Home of Waynesboro was in charge of arrangements.

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