OGLETHORPE -- Robert Burney, Jr., age 67, of Rochester, New York passed Sunday, May 19, 2013.

Funeral service will be conducted 3:30 P.M. Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Green Grove Baptist, Rhode St, Smithville, Georgia. Burial will follow in New Hope A.M.E. Church Cemetery, Smithville, Georgia.

Robert was born December 15, 1945 in Smithville, Georgia to the late Robert Bumey, Sr. and Emma Lou Burney. He was a graduate of Lee County High School. Robert earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Albany State University. He was a Deputy Sheriff with Rochester, Monroe County, New York.

He leaves to cherish his memories, wife, Francine Burney; children, Vince Burney, Tiffany (John) Burno, Moneith (Charles) Shaw, Daniel Burney Smith, and Robin (Trayvonne) Stanley; grandchildren, Maleaha Zaria Burney, Jayla Burno, Jeremiah Kendal Bumo, Kennedy Shaw, Jalisia Burno, and Charles Carlton Shaw III; sister, Marie Leila Burney, Smithville, Georgia; a host of nieces, and nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family maybe contacted at the home of Marie Burney, Main Street, Smithville, Georgia.

Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc.

Oglethorpe 478/472-6118

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