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Marguerite Hazel Burke Highsmith

December 15, 1942 — July 31, 2019

Nahunta – Marguerite Hazel Burke Highsmith, 76, of Nahunta passed away Wednesday evening (July 31, 2019) at her residence after an extended illness.

Born in Savannah GA her parents were George Wesley Burke, Sr. and Hazel Marguerite Clayton Burke. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Donald Laverne Highsmith, Sr.; a son, Donald Laverne Highsmith, Jr.; 2 brothers, Thomas “Tommy” Alexander Burke and George Wesley Burke, Jr.; and a sister, Alice Ruth Dickerson.

Marguerite was a homemaker and a member of Raybon Advent Christian Church. She loved crocheting and quilting and was a member of the Busy Bees.

Survivors include her son, Charles “Mandon” Highsmith of Raybon; a daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca “Becky” Highsmith Walker (Dale) of Raybon; a brother and sister-in-law, David Mandon Burke (Debbie) of Pooler; 2 sisters-in-law, Burdell Burke of Savannah and Barbara Burke of Effingham; and also several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Visitation will be held Friday evening (August 2, 2019) starting at 6PM at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

A funeral service will be held Saturday afternoon (August 3, 2019) at 1PM at Raybon Advent Christian Church with Rev. Hilton Morgan officiating. Burial will follow in Rob Lewis Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

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