Patricia Marlene "Memaw" Touchstone Burch, of Everett Springs, died peacefully in her sleep on Christmas morning, 2013, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was the daughter of the late Lloyd Touchstone and the late Myrtle Kelly Touchstone Stanfield of Shannon, GA. She was married for 62 years to the late Ernest Burch of Everett Springs.
Mrs. Burch and her late husband worked together many years in the poultry and cattle farming business. Mrs. Burch's life-long passions were music and children. She was a gifted pianist and served as church pianist and accompanist in several area churches from a young girl until recent years. Mrs. Burch drove a school bus in the Armuchee School District for a number of years. She enjoyed teaching pre-school in some area churches as well. Her greatest joy came in teaching music to children in Sunday School, children's choirs, and Vacation Bible School.
Survivors of Mrs. Burch include her six children: Pam (Randall) Green, Armuchee; Janet Burch, Armuchee; Tim (Leslie) Burch, Lake Jackson, Texas; Connie (Craig) Elder, Johns Creek, GA; Mark (Mary) Burch, Grovetown, Ga; Nancy (Randy) Edenfield, Lula, GA. She was 'Memaw' to 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers Chuck (Evelyn) Touchstone, Adairsville, and Julian (Shirley) Touchstone, Rome.
The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff of both Remembrance Village at Riverwood and Heartland Hospice for the loving care and compassion they showered on Mrs. Burch during the last few months.
Funeral services for Mrs. Burch will be held on Sunday afternoon, December 29, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. in the Parkview Chapel of Fred Talley's Funeral Home with Dr. Wayne Hopper officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot of the Mount Tabor United Methodist Church Cemetery with Dr. Bryan Smith officiating.
Mrs. Burch will remain at the Parkview Chapel of Fred Talley's Funeral Home where the family will receive friends this (Saturday) evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. They will also be receiving friends on Sunday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. until the funeral hour.
Mrs. Burch's grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions can be made to Heroes Great and Small, PO Box 705, Armuchee, Georgia 30105 or to Heartland Hospice, 20 Collins Drive, Suite A, Cartersville, GA, 30120.
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Fred Talley's Parkview Chapel Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Patricia M. "Memaw" Touchstone Burch.